For the last two weeks, however I've been having to really look at that. Because if that's my reasons, then they might be gone really soon - my marriage is potentially coming to an end.
What does that mean for my dream - to have a successful and profitable a business? If I'm not wanting to live in Germany, and not starting a family with this person, then what am I doing it for?
Because it is my dream. Truly, it is.
I've had a number of dark nights of the soul lately. I'd be weird if I didn't don't you think? I can't be with the love of my life right now and that hurts like crazy. In those moments I've thought what am I doing this all for. I don't want to go to Germany alone, I can't have a child alone, and maybe I don't really want to travel the world alone. Heck, I'm meant to be going to Malaysia with my love just next week and even that I don't want to do alone.
So I had some bad nights, and some bad days. I've thought about how I could just take my day job full time, be a cubicle monkey with four weeks of annual leave a year, buy a small unit and live with Suki and have lots of time to read books, go out with friends and make felt animals.
On my bad days that sounded really easy, very low risk, and therefore like a great plan.
But one thing about me, and about most people who make it a habit of living lives they love is - I never make a decision based on how I feel on a bad day. Make your plans and dreams based on how you feel on the good days. On the great days.
And on the better days (it's heart ache, there aren't great days yet, but some pretty ok moments) guess how that option made me feel?
Bored. Disappointed. Purposeless.
Because the fact is, the outcome of my dream might change, I might spend my money and my time differently and I might take things in a different direction. But the what, the core of that dream - in my case to make a successful and profitable business - doesn't change.
And that's what I want you to have and to know. What do you want. What do you really really want?
Hopefully you won't have a major relationship breakdown to have to think about this stuff, but it could happen. There are lots of things in life that can make you question what you want.
Other people won't always understand. Or they'll outright disagree. They will try and talk you out of things or into things. You'll get tired, you'll get disillusioned and you'll fail.
But you'll still want what you want. You HAVE to want what you want - you can't count on someone else to want it for you, and you can't fight for a dream you are not in love with.
If your reasons for doing something is based on other peoples wants or needs, they are subject to those people. You've got to want it.
So what do YOU want, lovely one? Take some time today and really REALLY think about it. I promise it will take you to a greater place of purpose and success.
And that's what it's all about, right?