Day 13: Start with why
Day 13: Goals
Every time I made a resolution, a goal, I always failed to achieve it. Making these statements give me a full sense of what I want to do, what I want to achieve. But them, I failed to see why I do it, is it doe the sake of having it? for bragging with friends? blog entry?
This also translates what I do in life, I admit all there years I just do what I do. I always want to break free of this “do what I do” because it keeps me still and not moving forward. With today’s hectic and challenging life, I will not survive for long alone.
Until recently, my colleague introduced me to Simon Sinek, speaking about Start with Why. This, changes how I work in this world,
As you can see, its a speech about how great leaders inspire, and how they repeat their success again and again. But this is what inspired me to re-think about what I have done all these years, and re-define what I want to do and why I want to do it. Other people can only give out their speech on motivation and all to you, but in the end, you yourself is the one who is going to push yourself and define who you really are.
Last night, I checked Times bookstore online to see whether or not this book is available, to my surprise, they have. So I went to my favorite Times bookstore in Suria Sabah today, and there it was, very easy for me to spot it and thats the only book left on the shelf…
Today, marks the day where I bought a book, a good book, not some entertainment magezine or fictional novel. I hope to finish reading this and understand more about what Simon said in the video.
In studying the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way — and it’s the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea “The Golden Circle,” and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be lead, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with “why.”
Any organization can explain what it does; some can explain how they do it; but very few can clearly articulate why. “Why” is not money or profit– those are always results.
Why does your organization exist? Why does it do the things it does? Why do customers really buy from one company or another? Why are people loyal to some leaders, but not others?
Starting with “why” works in big business and small business, in the nonprofit world and in politics. Those who start with “why” never manipulate, they inspire. And the people who follow them don’t do so because they have to; they follow because they want to.
Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire. This book is for anyone who wants to inspire others or who wants to find someone to inspire them.
If you are interested, you can find this book in the Leadership section in Times bookstore. Oh, did you waited for me to reveal my goal this year? Well… maybe next time. 🙂
Why do you do what you do?