Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
“For true success, ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?” -James Allen
One of the most powerful abilities we have as human beings is the ability to think and reason. This one ability is what separates mankind from all the other species on the planet. Our ability to communicate with both ourselves and others through the power of questions is the element which gives us the unique opportunity to do, be, or become whatever we choose.
“Why” is the real question we need to answer. If our why is big enough, the how will always show up. Whatever it is we desire, we must first become crystal clear on why it’s important to us. Our why will pull us in the direction of our desired outcome. “Why not” is the question addressing our beliefs about what’s possible. “Why not me” makes the question personal. ‘Why not now’ helps us wrestle with the idea of fitting whatever we are considering into our current life plan and motivates us to take action.
Either identify or create your own compelling why. It’s the most important element. It will eliminate all the reasons you can think of for why not and will carry you over, around, or through any obstacles you encounter on your way to success. Your why creates both the belief in what’s possible, and more importantly, what’s possible for you.
Keep Pedaling, Keep Going, Keep Growing!