Do you have a big reason why you want to achieve that goal you have just set?
Almost every time we set a goal life will get in the way, this is normal this is life and we need to find ways to get through it, in those though, discouraging and hard moments is when we need to refocus on our goals and remember the reason why we decided to set that goal and commit to it in the first place.
Setting goals is key to get clarity in life, we need to keep challenging ourselves, learning and growing and setting goals is part of that process, they give us something to work for, something to focus on.
Setting goals can also come from wanting to change something in our lives, we may feel stuck or they may be something we don´t like, maybe we feel like we´re getting short and we´re not living as we could, we´re not living to our full potential.
For some of us we need to make a life change for health reasons or any other situation that force us to change while for others making any life change can be just a decision to live a better life. Whether it´s a decision we make to live our life to our full potential or a situation or event make us take this decision as a necessity we need to have a strong reason why, it needs to be really motivating and inspiring because it´s the one that will keep us moving forward and will keep us working as hard as we need to.
The reason why we want to achieve certain goal will also determines how long will it takes us to achieve it and for how long we´ll be able to sustain the results. If we want to lose weight for a wedding or graduation chances are that we´ll achieve our goal and look great for the day but it will be hard to maintain those results, if we want to get in amazing shape for health reasons to be able to perform at peak every single day and live our best life possible it may take us a little longer to get to our desired physique but it will be easier to maintain the results.
How to know if we have a strong reason why for our goal:
1.- It needs to move us emotionally.- The more we can get emotionally attached to our goal the better, it may be to be able to live to our full potential, to live our best life possible, to enjoy life as much as possible, it can be to spend more time with the people you love and care about, it may be to be an example for someone close to us.
2.- We need to feel fear and excitement.- The fear of getting out of our comfort and uncertainty and the excitement of what could possibly be if we work as hard we possible need to be in there, we need to feel them and we can use those emotions as a fire inside us that motivate us to take action.
When we start taking action and working on our goal the beginning is always the hardest part, but in the middle of the journey there will be also ups and downs and it´s in those thought and hardest times that we need to remind ourselves the reason why we decided to achieve our goal, the bigger our goal and the more emotional the easier it will be to get motivated and work pass the fear and pain.
If you have a goal or project you want to work on but you´ve been leaving it for later take some time today to find out the reason why you want it and go deep.
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