You’ve probably heard of Simon Sinek’s book “Start with Why”, but do you really understand what it means? If you’ve ever wondered what’s so great about that book, it’s because it teaches you why you do what you do. This simple principle is one of the keys to achieving great things, whether in business or life. Read the book, and you’ll understand why. Then, use this principle to guide your own personal development and achieve the goals you’ve set. Founders must develop and articulate their “WHY” and envision for their organization. The WHY comes from their past experiences. The challenge for most people, and organizations, is to discover and sustain this WHY, and to remain authentic in the process.
Simon Sinek’s book “Start With Why” helps entrepreneurs figure out how to find their Why. In short, you must create a vision for your organization, and then act on it. A powerful Why motivates teams. It creates a sense of passion, innovation, and execution. “Why” is the best motivational tool a businessperson can have. If a team shares the same passion and drive for their work, they’ll be more committed and inspired to succeed. Start with Why is about making people feel like they have a reason to wake up every morning.
The book also introduces the concept of the “Golden Circle,” or setting the Why at the center of a company’s strategy. Start with Why teaches leaders to ask “why” before they launch a project. Inspire your team to make your ideas a reality. It’s a positive book with a lot of information to help you inspire others. You’ll be able to make your employees want to work for you if you’re a leader who communicates with them clearly. The best way to motivate others is to focus on what’s behind their “why” rather than on the “what” or the “how”.
Leaders who inspire people will inspire followers and build a following. People who follow leaders will take action because they believe in them and are motivated by inspiration. Their followers are open-minded and will help them achieve long-term success. The power of symbolism cannot be understated. For example, the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech from Martin Luther King Jr. in front of the Lincoln Memorial symbolizes a fundamental value in the United States – freedom for all. By making your WHY a motivating force, you’ll be more likely to stay motivated and excited about your work. You’ll be more likely to stay motivated in your job and be a better employee when you feel that your work is fulfilling. Your company’s Why describes the mission and core beliefs of the organization and will help your team develop a strategy for achieving your goals.
By identifying your Why, you’ll be able to make decisions with confidence and success. Start With Why teaches us how to generate ideas and inspire action. It begins by defining the meaning behind an idea, providing ways to conceptualize the idea, dream, and do. Start With Why is an excellent tool to break barriers and find your motivations. Using the method, we can better understand our own reasons for doing something, from achieving financial success to improving the world. The book provides us with some useful insights that we might not have otherwise considered.