“Reasons come first, answers second. It seems that life has a mysterious quirk of camouflaging the answers in such a way that they become apparent only to those who are inspired enough to look for them — who have reasons to look for them.”
– Jim Rohn
Why do you write?
Only you know the answer to that question. And I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer. But I do think it’s important to be honest about it.
If it’s to make money, great. Don’t let anyone make you feel ashamed about that.
I worked as a freelance copywriter for over six years and I can tell you that there are worse ways to make a living.
But if your motive isn’t money, what is it?
Is it to express yourself? To change the world? To help your reader?
For example, the reasons why I publish a daily blog on here are not the same reasons I did copywriting work. I wrote copy to make money. But that’s not why I blog.
One of the main reasons why I blog on here is because I want to help people. I want to empower my readers to dream big, to change the world and to make the most out of their life.
I want to help people at both the strategic and tactical levels. I want to help people dream and develop powerful visions for their lives; but I also want to help them with practical action steps so those dreams become reality.
And I want to help people achieve freedom in every area of life.
Those are some of the reasons why I write. I know I don’t always do a good job at supporting those reasons. I get sidetracked and distracted like most entrepreneurs. But at least I can come back to these reasons and re-center myself when I get too far off track.
Plus when I start to feel discouraged because I feel like I’m not accomplishing those reasons with my writing I remind myself that I made a 10-year commitment to publishing a daily blog. So I have over 9.5 years to figure it out!
But what about you? Why do you write? What are your reasons?