When you set goals for yourself, you have an idea of where you want to end up, or what you want to do. But the thing is, if you don’t have a “why” for your goals, you’ll never be successful. I can say that I want to have a six-pack or a million dollars in my bank account, but unless I have a reason, those dreams will always stay in my mind. A “why” allows ourselves to push our minds beyond their typical limits, and to conceive a reality that is far greater and achievable than our current way. A why helps when you struggle with motivation or question what you’re doing; it helps you to remember the REASON you are doing what you’re doing. Whether you want to get in shape to be a better, more healthy father or you want to wake up earlier so you can achieve more things, whatever the WHY may be, write it down…and be able to go back to it. No matter what your goal or dream may be, you will have troubles, you will have struggles, and you may want to give up. So, anticipate this. With any NEW change to your life, your body and mind will push back because it’s uncomfortable. So before you start your path towards your goals or dreams, write down clearly your WHY. And in case the day arises that you find yourself struggling to carry on, look back and say, “THIS is WHY I’m doing what I’m doing.”
Achieving your goals and dreams requires sacrifice and total commitment. You can’t avoid the struggles of life, but you can prepare and strengthen yourself.
Push each and everyday to become the best version of yourself, and on those days that you feel like giving up, look back and REMIND yourself WHY you are doing what you’re doing.