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  • But there is one question

  • that I ask myself that changed my whole perspective

  • on these topics, which brings us to the title of the video

  • and the entire message.

  • Without a doubt, the most important question

  • that you need to ask yourself

  • before you do anything in life is...

  • It's two in the morning in Melbourne, Australia

  • and I'm sitting on a public bench

  • with my friend, Patrick, and we are eating burritos.

  • While we're eating, we noticed a group

  • of five guys who are slightly intoxicated

  • and they were trying to talk to

  • every single girl that they came into contact with.

  • The interesting thing about this group of people

  • was that they all appeared to be from different countries.

  • Patrick jokingly commented that if there was one thing

  • that brings all men together from different backgrounds,

  • it's the pursuit of love and women.

  • The next day I woke up and I went to the gym.

  • As I was in the gym, I noticed

  • that there were people from many different countries

  • who were all working out.

  • When I saw this, I was reminded of Patrick's comment

  • and I thought to myself, I guess traveling

  • to cool places like Australia, looking good,

  • and the pursuit of love are things

  • that most people want in life.

  • When I got home, I started to think more about this concept.

  • I thought it was interesting how people

  • who were raised completely differently from me

  • and who were born in completely different cultures

  • can all want similar things.

  • I thought to myself, maybe people aren't that different

  • from each other, after all.

  • I started to think about other things

  • that pretty much all people want in life

  • and this is the small list that I came up with.

  • Most people want to look good.

  • Most people want to have money.

  • Most people want to meet someone

  • who they can fall in love with.

  • Most people want to have a family.

  • And most people want to travel

  • and see some of the world.

  • And even if I said something on that list

  • that you don't want, I probably said

  • at least two things that you do want.

  • To make things a little more simple,

  • I would summarize the three things

  • that most people want in life

  • to health, wealth, and love.

  • Despite most people wanting the same things,

  • there is one very important distinction

  • that I have to make, and that is the why behind it.

  • Have you ever stopped for a second

  • and really asked yourself why do I even want money?

  • Why do I want to have a family?

  • And why do I want to have six-pack abs?

  • As I've gotten to know myself and more people

  • from all over the world over the years,

  • I've learned that the reasons why

  • a lot of people want certain things

  • are not really what you might think.

  • I'll give you an example.

  • I think pretty much everyone on earth

  • wants to look good and be healthy.

  • But, let's look at why someone could want that.

  • Is it because they like the way working out makes them feel?

  • Is it because they want to live a long life

  • and have strong bones and a healthy immune system?

  • Or, is it because they like

  • to look at themselves in the mirror?

  • Is it because they want men and women to notice them

  • and to look at them when they walk in the room,

  • which gives them a little ego boost?

  • Are they insecure about something in their life

  • and are they trying to compensate for it

  • by working out all the time?

  • I think if everybody was being completely honest

  • with themselves, I would bet the answer,

  • because I wanna take care of my immune system

  • and bones is probably the least common answer.

  • Let's very quickly look at a more interesting example,

  • which is getting money and becoming rich.

  • Why do people want this?

  • Is it because they want to provide security

  • for themselves and their potential future family?

  • Or is it because society tells us

  • that you are better than the person beside you

  • if you have more money than them?

  • Do we think that if we have money

  • we will finally get that girl of our dreams?

  • Is it because you have low self-esteem

  • and you think getting money will finally

  • make you feel good about yourself

  • and it will fill that little hole

  • that has been with you since childhood?

  • Again, in my personal opinion,

  • the reason is probably not related

  • to providing for the family and getting security.

  • Now, I want to be very clear about something.

  • I don't think there is anything wrong

  • with people wanting money, women, or to look good.

  • I'm not saying that if you want these things

  • there is something wrong with you and you are insecure.

  • After all, these are all things that I want in my own life.

  • But there is one question that I asked myself

  • that changed my whole perspective on these topics,

  • which brings us to the title of the video

  • and the entire message.

  • Without a doubt, the most important question

  • that you need to ask yourself

  • before you do anything in life

  • or before you decide you want something in life

  • is to ask yourself why.

  • Why do I want this thing?

  • Why do I want money?

  • Why do I want women?

  • Asking yourself why over and over again

  • is like peeling an onion.

  • It allows you to get to the core of who you are

  • and what you really want.

  • The only trick is, is that you have to be 100% honest

  • with yourself, which is something

  • most people really don't like to do.

  • Doing this will only make you understand yourself better,

  • which will make you a better person.

  • I would recommend asking why for not only big things,

  • but also for the smaller things,

  • such as why do I want to do well on this test?

  • Why do I want to start my own business?

  • Why do I want to buy these fancy shoes?

  • Is it because I like them?

  • Or is it because I know my friends and family

  • will like them and then they will finally approve of me.

  • Try it out, see what happens.

  • It had a huge impact on my own life.

  • So, the channel has grown a lot over the past few weeks

  • and I just wanted to welcome

  • all the new members to the community.

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  • I want to be able to serve you guys better,

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  • and, of course, subscribe to the channel.

  • As always, I'll see you in the next one.

  • (gentle music)

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