Week 1 — Finding My Why
“Whenever you make a key decision or take a key action, write down what you expect will happen.” Peter F. Drucker mentioned in his book, Managing Oneself that he has been conducting this form of feedback analysis for over 15–20 years of his life, in every step he takes in his journey.
Reading that instantly established resonance with Peter’s thought process and I find my mind constantly drifting to find out the “why” behind an action or a spoken word. I responded to NTUitive’s Venture Builder 18 programme because it was everything I needed as an entrepreneur. I saw it as a great opportunity to learn the skills that I would have to pay over $10,000 for each component of the comprehensive training.
But as Alex questioned all of us on the first day, I discovered that I hadn’t really found my “why” yet. Although I knew what my purpose was as a human being on earth, what I realised sitting there was that I didn’t know why I responded to the opportunity.
I mean, yes I had some idea of why I wanted to partake in the opportunity, but it wasn’t clear. And that lack of clarity was bugging me.
Throughout these 12-months, trials will come up, challenges will come up, late nights will be inevitable. But what keeps the Tysons’ and the Kobe Bryants’ waking up at 5 am just to clock in 10km is the unshakeable belief that they were made to be successful and that entails doing the shitty things that unsuccessful people don’t want to do. In other words, the reward of their “Why” far outweighs the unpleasantness of the things they needed to get done.
Ignorance is not bliss and I certainly do not intend to wallow in pity because of my lack of clarity, I intend to act on it. I do not wish to be a person wandering aimlessly through life, not knowing what my goals and convictions are, just like the countless of tortured souls out in society.
With that in mind, the overall goals that I strive to attain within these 12 months are as follows:
- Strengthen my personal entrepreneurial convictions.
- To learn and practice the art of persuasion and sales
- Identify and refine my strengths and weaknesses.
- Construct and hone my thought-process and thought-analysis
Week 1 is almost over, week 2 is closes in.