The next time you set a goal, stop and ask "Why?" before you ask "How?"
When you get crystal clear about the reasons behind a goal, you will be much more motivated to reach it. You'll save yourself a lot of time and trouble by not pursuing someone else's goals. And, knowing "why" will keep you going when times get tough and the inevitable obstacles get in the way.
So, think about a goal that's important to you. It might be a personal goal like losing weight, finding your true love or retiring comfortably, or a professional goal like starting a business, getting promoted or learning new technology.
Make a list of all the benefits that come from accomplishing this goal. Don't edit yourself. Just write. Get emotional. If it appeals to you, you can mind map it. For example, if you want to lose weight, those "whys" might include:
- Feel better.
- Look younger.
- Be healthier.
- Live longer.
- Enjoy more energy.
- Fit into my favorite clothes.
Then, go a step further and ask, "So what?" For example, feeling better and enjoying more energy will certainly enhance your relationships with your family and friends, as well as your coworkers and clients. And, being healthier equates to less time and money spent at the doctors.
Remember to use tools like a vision board and affirmations to elicit the support of your wise subconscious mind. As you establish new goals or recommit to your annual resolutions, I hope this simple exercise gives you more clarity and confidence to live the life you deserve.
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To Your Wisdom,
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