Why do you want to grow stronger?
Why do you want to be successful?
Why do you want to be a winner?
Why do you want to be respected?
Why do you want to be loved?
Why do you want to be happy?
In his unpublished manuscripts, Nietzsche wrote:
sieh hinaus! sieh nicht zurück!
man geht zugrunde,
wenn man immer zu den Gründen geht
This exhortation translates roughly into: “forward look! look not back! one perishes, if one always reverts to the grounds.” It’s an invocation of mindcoolness:
- Let your Will not be thwarted by overconsideration!
- Quiet your mind & march forth, undeterred by overthinking!
For reconsideration disempowers every Will, replacing vigor by doubt, replacing How by Why. Hence Crowley declared:
May Because be accursèd for ever!
If Will stops and cries Why, invoking Because, then Will stops & does nought.
If Power asks why, then is Power weakness.
To follow your True Will, you must act bold & determined:
- You decide, then you stay true to your decision.
- You think, then you act & never think again.
- You do not hesitate, worry, or change your mind.
- You follow your Will wherever it may lead you.
Insecure intellectuals are trapped in doubtful minds; they do not walk the path to mindcoolness—for mindcoolness knows no reason why.
Crucify relentlessly whatever thoughts prevent you from taking action!
And let the seasons rule over your bodymind: In the spring of your soul, you take action and never ask why—you plant the seeds of wisdom. In the autumn of your soul, you reflect and come to know thyself—you harvest life experience. The less you cry why in summer, the richer wisdom your winter will yield.
Further Reading: Is Happiness the End Goal?