Why even bother?

In lieu of Valentine's Day and celebrating almost 5 years or so with my significant other (SO), I began to think of my WHY.

What drives my actions?

Five years with anyone will cause you to ask WHY at least once or twice.

And for those wondering, I love my WHY and I love my SO.

This lead me to parlay my WHY into other categories, such as, entrepreneurship. "Why am I an entrepreneur," I said to myself on the train today. This is the answer my heart provided:

I'm an entrepreneur because I want to spend as much time as I want traveling the world and seeing my family. These are my 2 biggest deal breakers. Tell me I have to be stuck in one place for a long time and you have officially lost my vote.

I'm an entrepreneur because it gives me the chance to create. It allows me to take the gifts God has given me and put them to use for the betterment of all.

It's never a dull road.

I am always learning.

I know this is what I'm supposed to do.

I'd be lying to myself if I did anything else.

So whilst I toil at times and wonder why I don't get a 9-5 job with benefits, where someone else is in command, where I can just bitch about how much they suck at their job rather than doing anything about, where I don't have to think much--  I realize my WHY. I remember why I even bother.

I know that businesses are assets that you can leverage for other assets: time and money. Well, I like money and I love time.

I remind myself that this is my path, part of which I've chosen, but part of which I have no control over.

So, why even bother?

Because it is the only thing I know how to do beyond investing that will get me to where I want to be. And I love it.

What drives what you do?

And where do you want to be?