So I looked at my goal I gave you all yesterday, and realized I kind of skipped a whole week of explanations.
What and why go hand and hand, you need them both. The what is the start, and is not complete without the why. Why is the heart of your reasoning for even goal setting.
To pay off your debt = What.
To be able to go on vacation with the money you save not making payments on loans/debt every month. Disney anyone
To exercise 30 minutes a day = What.
To become a little healthier, lower blood pressure, and being around for the people you love by improving your health.
So, WHY are you doing what you’re doing?
Picking a strong reason when you answer this question is so important. Your what will start to seem old at some point be it day 9 or 29. It won’t be as fresh, and you will start to question why you wanted to lose that 5 pounds at all. I mean cake, who needs lbs. when there is CAKE!
Why lasts a lot longer than cake, and usually never seems “silly” to you or tiring of trying. Why is a deeply rooted in you, and when life gets busy why is still there.
Here’s an example, using my life:
My what: To Login to my Challenge group everyday.
So what is great, but not enough so here is my honest why.
My why: I do SO much better in team/group settings and succeed in my goals. Logging into my group, being held accountable will help me with my what and why. I was told if I can lose a certain percentage of weight, my chances of conceiving naturally ( my goal ) jump! Being part of a community, all working towards the same goals of being our best selves? It will help me to achieve my ultimate goal of losing weight To improve my health to hopefully help my chances of getting pregnant. This is my why.
Today, in your notebook, blog, or Facebook group, answer this question,
“WHY are you doing this?”