Yesterday I mentioned Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk, “How Great Leaders Inspire Action.” If you have not heard the talk, you can watch it here. Itis a powerful reminder of the need to start every action by asking the important question, “WHY?”
“Why” will drive you to discovery of purpose, full engagement, and maximum influence.
Sinek tells stories of those who were driven by “why.” He refers to Martin Luther King. Simon says (sorry, couldn’t resist), “MLK gave the I have a dream speech, not the I have a plan speech.”
Have you told people what you dream about? Your, “Why?”
I dream about making a difference in the lives of influencers. Of reminding them that character is just as important as competency or cash.
I dream about a future generation of leaders, discovering what they are passionate about and leveraging their gifts to be difference makers.
These dreams are “why” I write a blog everyday.
Find your why and share it with as many people as you can. Your dream matters. Remember Sinek’s words, “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.”
What is your dream?
Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.