3 Reasons You Avoid Defining Your "Why"
You have to develop a well-defined “why” — your reason for making a change in your life — before you can hope to achieve any of your goals. This “why” will help you overcome the limiting beliefs that stand between you and the fulfilling life you were meant to live.
But . . . developing a well-defined “why” can be very overwhelming, intimidating, and downright audacious. That’s why so many of us, either intentionally or unintentionally, avoid doing so. And then, inevitably, this is what happens.
We decide to start a new habit. We’re excited, maybe even a bit obsessed. We jump right in and hit it hard for a couple weeks, and then, without fail, our excitement and motivation begin to fizzle out as the demands of life chip away at them.
So how can you stop avoiding and start defining your “why”? Start by accepting these 3 truths:
- You are going to have to sit quietly with yourself and really contemplate what you expect from yourself and from life. No outside distractions; no bullshit excuses; no blaming other people for your situation.
- You are going to have to leave some of the expectations you have built your life around behind. These could be expectations you have of yourself or others, and they could have been imposed on you by your religion, family, friends, co-workers, spouses, or yourself.
Keep scrolling for truth #3!
#3 – You will have to get comfortable with making decisions for yourself and doing what’s best for you. In the process, you might find yourself challenging the status quo, which means some people in your life may not be willing to come along with you on your journey.
Before you define your “why”, you have to accept what you’re up against. To find out what I mean by that, read: “Do You Have the Audacity to Define Your ‘Why’?”
Then, ready or not, discover how to, “Own Your ‘Why’ – 5 Simple Steps,” which includes a FREE printable worksheet.
Finally, if you’re ready to tackle truth #3 by becoming a confident decision maker, read: Be Decisive: Practice This Powerful 3-Step Process and check out the FREE printable worksheet that accompanies that post.
And until next time . . . have a GOAL-ACHIEVING day!
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To define your why:
- You have to figure out what you expect from yourself and from life.
- You have to leave some of your expectations behind.
- You have to get comfortable with doing what’s best for you.
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