How Strong is Your Why?

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Why do you really want to improve?

It’s question time, folks.

What’s one thing in your life you want to improve?

Why?

Seriously, why?

What’s the reason you want to improve this particular area of your life? What is it that’s motivating you to make this improvement?

What Do You Want to Improve?

Is it a relationship that could be bettered? Weight that you want to lose? Finally being able to save money? A better job or career path?

There’s something deep down inside of you that you KNOW will improve your life – if only you could manage to actually do it.

Let’s say you want to lose weight and your primary motivation for doing so is in order to improve your figure. I mean yes, you will look better for it, but more importantly, you’ll be healthier for it too. You’ll most likely live longer and be less at risk of health conditions due to the ‘once’ excessive weight you were carrying around.

What’s Your Reason Why?

But what’s the real reason you want to lose the weight in the first place? Is it purely to look better?

If it is, that’s fine. As long as you’re completely honest with yourself and you know that’s a powerful enough reason for you to actually commit and lose the weight.

But what if the thought of looking better doesn’t do it? Maybe you stick to a day or two of dieting and exercise but then you’re right back to unhealthy eating and bone idleness.

What’s Your ‘Real’ Reason Why?

If that’s the case, I recommend going deeper. You need to find that stronger why. The why that’s going to keep you accountable!

What would looking better really do for you?

For one, it’ll make you feel better about yourself, right? But again, why is this?

Well, people will likely start to notice you and find you more attractive. This, in turn, will boost your confidence, and an increase in personal confidence can do wonders in all areas of your life.

You’ll be more willing to take chances, both inside and outside of work, and these chances will open up doors to opportunities that you’d never have seen before. You’ll have more energy and you’ll be more conscious of the food choices you’re making because you won’t want to go back to being your once overweight self.

All of these improvements, and more, can simply come from making the decision to lose weight. But none of this will matter unless your reason for wanting to lose the weight in the first place is important enough for you to actually do it.

If you’ve tried to lose weight before but failed, maybe numerous times, then ask yourself this – What was my reason for wanting to lose the weight in the first place? Quite simply, if your reason why wasn’t strong enough then the chances are you never lost the weight.

Maybe you never even tried.

So What Should I Do?

What I’m getting at is this.

Your reason WHY needs to be powerful enough to not only get you going but keep you going.

There’s a reason why people only seem to make and maintain important health decisions when their doctor has told them that if they don’t, they could be at serious risk of long-term health conditions or the possibility of death.

Let’s assume someone had a loaded gun to your head and told you that you had to lose 1 stone over the next month or you’d be shot.

Do you think you’d do it?

Of course you would. Why? Because if you didn’t, you’d be dead.

Death is the ultimate decision maker for us all, and albeit that’s slightly extreme in the point of my blog post here, the point remains valid.

If your reason why is strong enough, you’ll do it.

No questions asked.

Get Real with Yourself

Figure out what you want to improve and really ask yourself why this is the case.

Get deep, and don’t be scared to do so.

Is it your health that’s worrying you and making you think that a change is needed? Why? Because the possibility of death is very real – especially when it comes to the choices we make with our lifestyles.

Is it your financial situation that’s making you want to change something? Why? Because you risk going completely bankrupt with the potential of ending up homeless?

Is it the relationships in your life that’s causing you stress? Why? Because you’re hanging around with toxic people that are doing nothing but bringing you down. Cut them out before you regret anymore wasted time in your life.

Find your why. Ensure it’s persuasive. And go at it 100%

I promise you won’t regret doing so.

Please share what it is that you want to improve with your life in the comments section below. Maybe you’re struggling with something and looking for help? Let me know, and I’ll see if I can offer any assistance.

Good luck!

2 thoughts on “How Strong is Your Why?

  1. arielshanelle 29/09/2018 / 2:31 pm

    My reason for wanting to achieve my maximum potential is because of my children. I never want them to have to endure being without necessities. Also, I want to be around to see my grandchildren and be fit enough to run around and play with them. It’s all about my family, but I also want to positively impact other people.

    • Iain Geddes 06/10/2018 / 2:54 am

      That’s a real powerful intent you’ve got there. All the best at keeping yourself accountable to it! What’s the last positive impact you had on someone?

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