Why do you get up in the morning?
The visionary thinker Simon Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.
Sinek famously says, “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do what you do.”
If that’s the case, the question to ask yourself is why you do what you do?
Or perhaps more pertinently, when you go home each night, what is it that made that a really great day?
What sort of things happened that made you think, “That was terrific”?
It’s a really important question to ask.
Let’s look at a few examples:
- Imagine you’re a professional services business. Perhaps when you look deep inside yourself, the reason you do what you do is to make a difference with your clients to help people achieve their goals and objectives.
- Or maybe you operate a business within the construction sector and perhaps you’ve decided that your purpose – your why – is to help families to bring up their children in a safe environment so that they can contribute to their community.
- If you’re a retailer, perhaps what really inspires you is offering people good choices at great prices so they can improve their standard of living.
Whatever your why, we suggest you carefully contemplate this whole issue of having a purpose, knowing what’s your why and answer the question, “Why do you get up in the morning?”.