Focus On WHY

It can be easy to lose motivation and let our short term desires overshadow our long term goals.

With all the distractions on a daily basis that it’s easy to get side tracked from the important things that actually move us forward.

So I want to challenge everyone reading this to ask themselves one simple question when they wake up each morning…

Why?

Why are you getting out of bed today?

What do you need to do and why do you need to do it?

How is doing that going to bring you closer to your goals and aspirations?

It’s such a simple and foundational question that it often gets overlooked.

We lose sight of what we’re trying to accomplish and lose ourselves playing Candy Crush in our free time when we could be moving ourselves forward in life.

Not that playing candy crush is such a bad thing — if that makes you happy then power to you!

We certainly don’t need to be working all the time — everyone should have the chance to unwind a little over a few games of Candy Crush.

But if your dreams and goals are really that important to you, then why sink hours upon hours into Candy Crush? Or Game of Thrones? Or Xbox?

If you’re trying to lose weight — why bother eating that doughnut?

It might satisfy your craving in the short term, but what’s it going to do for you in the long term?

Figure out what your goals are and ask yourself why you want to achieve them.

Answer the question to yourself in the mirror and manifest those feelings of purpose and meaning.

Is what you’re doing on a daily basis moving you towards your goals?

Yes?

Awesome! Let that be the fuel to your rockets!

No?

Then why are you doing it in the first place?

Once you figure out the why — the rest just falls into place.

Once you tell the GPS system your current location and the location you want to go to, the path to get there becomes logical.

Until then, you’re just blindly guessing — making turns and going down roads that might not be getting you close to where you want to be.

It all starts with why — let it guide your actions and drive your motivation.