I was the guy making $7 an hour because I wanted some spending money, and he was the guy making $7 an hour but who wanted to learn the business and open 100 franchises. He didn’t understand why I wasn’t excited, and I didn’t understand why he was. I was fired, and he went on to own franchises.

Your goals are there to fuel the actions you will need to take—so make them big and make them often and then tie them in with your other greater purposes.

Many adults treat their job as I did as a teenager at McDonalds, referring to work as though it were an illness. Most young people go to college not because they want to but because they are told to go. Whether it is a job or school, do you have a higher purpose you’re looking to serve? This is key to being successful.

The higher your purpose, the more fuel it will provide for you. Your thoughts and actions are the reasons why you are where you are right now. Work is only a chore if your goals are too small, self-serving—and unattained. I promise it won’t feel like a grind when you come out on top.

You may want to get rich—but why? The WHY must always be answered first. Highly successful people—in both their professional and personal lives—continue to work and produce and create even after they’ve flourished. The world watches these people with amazement and confusion, asking questions like, “Why do they keep pushing?” The answer is simple: they have a ‘why’.

People ask me, “It is clear you have made enough money, why are you still pushing?”

In my home, we consider success to be vital to our family’s future survival. It is our big WHY and my wife and I are on the same page with this; we meet often to talk about why it is so important and determine exactly what we have to do to keep secondary issues out of the way. I don’t just mean success in monetary terms but in every area—our marriage, health, religion, contributions to the community, and future—even long after we are gone.

My daughters merely gave me another reason—another why—to create success—not an excuse to avoid working more. They are sheer motivation for me to do well because now I’m doing it for them as well as for myself. You cannot blame your family for keeping you from creating the success you deserve.They should be the reason why you want to succeed!

You may hear from others: “Why are you spending so much energy on that one client? He never buys anything” or “You should enjoy life more! It’s not all work, you know.” Don’t let it bother you, they don’t understand your ‘why’.

People have asked me why I decided to expand when things were so uncertain back in 2008. My answer to them was, “I would rather die in expansion than die in contraction.” How I expanded was irrelevant to the discussion because before I could ever expand I needed a strong anchor as to a why I needed to expand.

The ‘whys’ in your life will give you reason to do things. If you have a strong enough WHY, you will find out the HOWS. I want you to think about your whys in life today. Consider these two questions to start:

1. Why do you want more money?

2. What would you do to help people with the money you want to have?

Once you have your why, I can help you with the HOW. Almost every cause in the world takes MONEY. Cardone University is the #1 sales training platform in the world designed to educate you in how to increase your income. Get over 1500 videos on-demand that will give you the tools you need to figure out how to get the income you need for your big why.

Be great,

GC