People are often told to find their “why”?
Why do you truly want to achieve the goal you believe you want?
Let’s use weight loss as an example.
There are a lot of people that want to lose weight. Some people want to lose weight because they want to look like someone else does and some people want to lose weight because they want to be able to play with their kids and grandkids and be happy and comfortable in their own skin.
One of those is driven by external motivation and the other is driven by internal motivation. If you lose the weight but still can’t play with your kids and grandkids and you’re still not happy and you’re still not comfortable in your own skin then what good was it?
The problem, according to Jay Shetty in Think Like A Monk is that “external goals cannot fill internal voids.” (I’ll be honest, most of my goals typically have both internal and external motivation and whys behind them.)
Once you have your deep, internal why it’s time to focus on the work and the process, not the outcome.
What will it take to lose the weight so you can be happy and play with your kids? Probably consistently working out 3-4 days each week and making better food choices among other things.
Are you willing to do that work and put in that effort in order to lose weight so you can be happy and play with your kids?
Even if you don’t lose the weight, you can still be happy with your effort and with the process and you’ll probably be able to play with your kids – if you keep doing the work.
Will you? Will you keep doing the work?
We promise to keep showing up and doing the work to help you if you promise to keep showing up and doing the work to help yourself.