Albert Einstein once said: “A perfection of means, and a confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.”

Look around you. Many people seem to be as busy as bees, working hard and striving to excel. There they are in their little hives, aspiring to succeed and seeking perfection in everything they do. They feel great joy when they receive praise from others for the quality of their work.

But after a while, those busy bees stop to realize that despite all of their hard work, they just aren’t collecting enough honey in their honey jars – that is, they are not moving forward or getting the results they desire.

BIG problem!

When people feel that their desired outcome is out of their reach no matter what they do, they simply lose hope. They start to put less effort into their goals and enter a downward spiral of negative productivity.

Even worse, they are shocked when their fresh, brilliant coworkers get promoted – and they remain in the same hive, doing what they excel at, STILL receiving praise for their quality work, but not winning the opportunity to move to a bigger, better hive.

Now, I want your unconscious mind to listen very carefully to the wisdom of Einstein as he brilliantly states the root cause of this problem and provides a powerful solution. Read his words one more time:

“A perfection of means, and a confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.”

As you read on, you’ll understand how you can end the disappointment and reap the rewards of your hard work.

So hang on while I explain...

The root cause of this HARD struggle lies in being incorrectly focused on the means – and the perfection of the means. Are you too busy making a living that you lose track of the TRUE purpose of your life? Do you focus on the work itself and lose sight of its meaning and purpose – the reason you’re doing it in the first place?

What is the purpose of your life? Why are you doing what you’re doing? What do you want to do with your life? What is your AIM?

Too often I receive emails from people who complain that they work really hard but never get the expected results. Then I ask them for their MOTIVES – their reason why. And that’s where I see a lot of confusion: those people have vague or unfocused aims. And that’s where the problem lies.

Before you start on any endeavor you must identify the reason – the purpose. You must be crystal clear on the WHY. Knowing the WHY will give you continuous focus, meaning, and motivation along the way. When you are clear on your purpose, you will find a way to achieve any goal and you’ll be able to make better decisions about which path you should follow. You might even realize that the hard work you’re doing will NOT lead to your desired purpose!

When you are clear on your MAIN purpose, your mind will act like a huge magnet to attract the opportunities that will help you achieve your desired outcome.

In essence, don’t waste more time, energy, or money trying to ONLY acquire knowledge and perfect your work – just the means to your desired outcome. Instead, take some well-deserved time to think through your goals and to delve into the big picture of your life.

First, start by searching for the reason for your existence. What is your true purpose in life? What are you passionate about? What contribution do you want to make to the world?

Then, on a smaller scale, define the reason for every action you take and analyze how it matches up with your true purpose in life. Will it take you closer to your aim or move you farther away from it? By doing so, you will create NOT only success…but everlasting success.

If you define your aims, you’ll start to experience a period of clarity, satisfaction, and joy. You’ll increase your ability to find the correct and fastest means to achieve your desired outcome.

The WHY activates your mind power to unimaginable levels – so when you focus on the WHY, the HOW will take care of itself. When you have a clear purpose, the problems just won’t matter.

And you’ll be sure to fill up your honey jar beyond your wildest dreams!

Author's Bio: 

Mohamed Tohami is a leading authority on creating everlasting success. He has interviewed over 100 ultra successful people such as Michael Gerber, Mark Sanborn, Terri Levine, Simon T. Bailey and many others. His fresh insights will motivate you to transform your life from making a living to making a difference. Find out more about his FREE sensational report entitled “The Lost Emotion” at: