What Are You Fighting For?

When you know what you’re fighting for it’s easier to stay on course and to make big decisions.

Whenever you approach a fork in the road, you ask yourself which fork would stay true to your “reason why.” Usually you won’t know all the details about both forks, but you’ll be happy that you can lean on your reason why to make an objective decision.

When you don’t know what you’re fighting for, it’s easy to get off course (you never really had a course to begin with). You’ll avoid most decisions altogether, and the ones you do make will lead you in confusing directions.

But it’s not good enough to have just any reason why. Some reasons are ineffective, and others can lead you to sacrifice other important things.

For example, “wanting more money” isn’t a very good reason why for two reasons. First, if all you want is money, your decisions can easily lead you to do things that will make you unhappy overall. You might harm other people or take on projects you end up hating yourself for.

Second, a reason like wanting money is selfish. Selfish reasons are very difficult to get support from other people to pursue. Instead of naturally attracting people who love your cause, you’ll have to go it alone or work your ass off convincing people about why they should care.

The best reasons why are the ones that will benefit lots of other people.

Helping other people reach their goals is the fastest way to reach your own, as the saying goes.

When you fight for change that will help others, people will want to help you. Some will rally around your cause and give you time and resources you don’t even have to ask for.

Whatever you decide to fight for, you have to believe in this thing deep in your bones. It has to make you feel something.

If it makes other people feel something too, you’ll be able to accomplish more than most people ever dream of.

I’m fighting to help people realize their full potential because life is an amazing precious gift. I’m fighting to empower people to start world-changing small businesses because I believe the world is a better place when motivated, creative people work for themselves doing interesting things instead of helping giant corporations that have no reason why.

When I fight for these things, I feel like I’m doing what I was meant to do. That’s how I know these goals are worth pursuing.

What are you fighting for? How do you know it’s a fight worth fighting?

I'm Corbett Barr, co-founder of Fizzle and entrepreneur for a decade. Get my newsletter for updates from me and useful things for independent entrepreneurs »

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