What is your “WHY”?

Musta naman?


I had a big blast yesterday celebrating my Birthday.

I’ve met some of my long lost friends and its an endless kwentuhan.

I am very happy celebrating my special day with my loving wife, family and friends.

By the way, do you know why we are working so hard everyday and motivated to meet our goals and dreams in life?

Perhaps, you want:

– To have your dream house

– To have your dream car

– To bring your parents around the world

– To enroll your kids in the prominent schools

– To have more time with your family and kids

You will notice that all your goals and dreams are not really for your own sake but for the people surrounds you specially your loved ones.

Minsan nga naisip kung sarili ko lang iniisip ko e! I don’t need to work and I can just leave with my parents to live.

I want to share a story told by Bro Bo Sanchez.

Meet Owel.

He is a loving husband and father to her 5 year old daughter.

He really loves to eat. He eats any kind of food you put in front of him.

So he became so fat and big similar with Ike Lozada.

He is very reluctant to do exercise especially in the morning with the comfy blanket and pillow he used to hug.

Then, one day while his daughter is playing  and wearing her princess costume and Owel is in the couch eating junk food while watching TV.

The little princess stands in front of him and said cheerfully; “Daddy, daddy, will you be with me while walking down the isle during my wedding someday”?

He got stunned and inadvertently slowly dropped the junk food while the tears are falling in his eyes. “Its like a cold water splashed in his face.”

He was thinking on that moment that if he will not take care of himself and avoid exercising. He may not be around when her daughter get married someday because of illness or death.

So, you must clearly identify your big emotional “WHY”.

– Why are you are dreaming?

– Why are you working so hard?

– Why do you want to get fit and healthy?

– Why do you want to build your own business?

– Why do you want to promote to a higher position?

As successful people always say; If you know your big WHY, the HOW will be easy.

Also, your WHY will be your driving force when you hit roadblocks along the way in meeting your dreams.

It will be your motivation to your big GOALS and DREAMS in life to make it come true.


To your financial success,

Marvin Basa

P.S. Let me know your COMMENT.

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Marvin Basa

Marvin Basa is a financial literacy advocate who helps Pinoys to have successful financial lives.



    Reply Reply January 12, 2016

    Thank you Sir Marvin

  • Apple

    Reply Reply January 12, 2016

    Thank you for sharing this. 🙂 this is very inspirational. Mabuhay po kayo 🙂

  • Jowie

    Reply Reply February 9, 2016

    Thanks Marvs for the reminder! Papapayat nako.

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