Logical and Emotional Reasons for Wanting Something
25 Apr 2005
YOUR REASON WHY
A number of years ago I attending a 4 day seminar on Real
Estate investing. At first I was surprised that the first
subject of the seminar, taking nearly half a day, was 'Your
Reason Why'. Now I understand why, and suggest that it is a
good place to start when looking at anything worth doing in
By 'Your Reason Why', I mean the real deep down reason or
reasons, not the superficial ones that immediately spring
to mind. At that investing seminar a number of people
volunteered their reasons why. They were things like
wanting to make money, wanting to be able to quit working
for someone else, wanting to be independent and wanting to
prove that they could do it. These are all superficial
What do I mean by the real deep down reason or reasons?
There are two types of reasons that people have for doing
something, or wanting something. There are logical reasons
and there are emotional reasons.
Logical reasons are the reasons we use to rationalise
(rationalising is rationing lies) why we want to do things.
For example we want to buy a car because it will be more
convenient for travelling to work than using public
transport, of we want to have a promotion at work because
we will get a pay rise.
Emotional reasons are usually the real reasons for doing or
wanting something. We want to buy the car because of the
way it will make us feel to own a car, or we want the
promotion because of the respect we will get, or the boost
it will give to our self esteem, or because it will enable
us to put some money aside for a loved ones education.
An early mentor of mine when I was involved in the
corporate world was a talented salesman and sales manager.
He told me that if I had logical reasons or goals, I would
have skinny kids.
When I say the real deep down reason or reasons for wanting
something, I mean the emotional reasons. Emotional reasons
have power and energy in them. Emotional reasons will drive
you to keep doing something in spite of what might happen,
in spite of what obstacles come up, in spite of what other
people might say, in spite of anything.
A person with emotional reasons for doing something finds
the energy to make progress towards his goal, even when he
is tired, even when he is ill, even when - no matter what.
If you take the time to know and understand your real
reasons why, you will become a person that does whatever it
takes to get where you want to go. You become unstoppable.
More information on how your emotional reasons (emotions
live in your subconscious mind) drive you to get the
results you get in your life, is included in 'The Power of
the Mind' training program. This program also shows you how
to identify emotional reasons that may be limiting the
results you are getting, and how to replace them with more
positive reasons which will remove those limits. Go to
http://www.mypowerfulmind.com/page/page/1819535.htm to find