Your Why is your ultimate purpose in life. It’s the very reason that you get out of bed every single day. I have a very powerful Why that keeps me laser-focused on the road of success and prosperity. I speak my Why out loud on a daily basis, not just once, but many times. Speaking your Why helps to move it into existence. The power of the spoken word is unimaginable. Its power is incomprehensible.

Dr. Creflo Dollar is one of my greatest spiritual mentors. I was recently reviewing one of his online Bible studies and found this statement about words:

“The power to change begins with your words. Your words have serious power; and good or bad, you will have what you say. When you begin to take responsibility for your words, you will change your life. Judge your speech and train yourself to only speak what you believe. By speaking faith-filled words, you position yourself to receive the promises of God.”
As usual, Creflo over-delivered by providing this Bible reference to back up what he had said:
Proverbs 18: 20-21 says “A man shall be filled with the fruit of his words whether good or evil. Death and life are in the power of the tongue.

I want you to take a minute to really internalize what Dr. Dollar emphasized in this teaching. It’s important that you understand the words that you speak shape your life – good or bad. I challenge you to stop allowing negative words to curse your life and start speaking blessings over yourself and your family everyday by saying your Why out loud for the world to hear.

I know some of you reading this may being saying, “But John…How can I say my Why out loud if I have no idea what it is?” Your Why is what naturally drives you and creates your daily decisions and actions. If you don’t know your Why yet, don’t worry. Take some time to really examine this question and to think about WHY you’re here on this beautiful planet Earth. God has a purpose for everyone. Get quiet, turn within, and search for the answer. Grab a piece of paper and just starting writing your Why in life. It will flow effortlessly once you start. Most importantly, make sure your Why is truly yours and not the Why of someone else. Don’t ask anyone their opinion about your Why. It has to be yours! You only have one life so take action and decide what you ultimately want to do with it.

Growing up, labels were placed on all of us. Family, friends, schoolmates, and society in general had their own ideas of what we should be doing with our lives. However, they rarely took the time to shape their own lives. Instead, they lived vicariously through you. Have you been living their Why, the life they think you should be living? No one has the power or right to live your life except you! If you’ve been living someone else’s life, least of all your own, begin to take control of your life and find your Why by continuing on with this chapter and asking yourself the next question.

In the next article we will discover Life Changing Question #3!

Motivating Champions Worldwide

John Di Lemme

Author's Bio: 

In September 2001, John Di Lemme founded Di Lemme Development Group, Inc., a company known worldwide for its role in expanding the personal development industry. As president and CEO, John strives for excellence in every area of his business and believes that you must surround yourself with a like-minded team in order to stay on top of your game.

In addition to building a successful company, John has changed lives around the globe as an international motivational speaker that has spoken in over five hundred venues. Over the past eighteen years, he has shared the stage with the best of the best including Dr. John Maxwell, Rich Devos, Dennis Waitley, Jim Rohn, and Les Brown only to name a few. John was also featured on Zig Ziglar’s webcast and numerous television shows. This is truly an amazing feat for someone that was clinically diagnosed as a stutterer at a very young age and told that he would never speak fluently.

John truly believes that everyone needs personal development to reach their full potential in life, and his determination to reach all forms of media with his motivational messages has catapulted his career. John has produced over four hundred fifty products and is an accomplished author of eleven books including his latest best-selling book, “7 Principles to Live a Champion Life.” John has also been featured on many television programs and interviewed countless times. As a multi-million dollar entrepreneur, John is one of the most highly sought after strategic business coaches in the world.

John’s passion is to teach others how to live a champion life despite the label that society has placed on them. Through his books, audio/video materials, sold-out live seminars, numerous television interviews, intensive training boot camps, weekly tele-classes, Closing & Marketing University, and Lifestyle Freedom Club memberships, John has made success a reality for thousands worldwide.