Start With Why

What is your why?

You may not know now, and that's ok. 

However, in order to have that inner drive, in order to be truly successful, you have to live and breath your WHY.

This is true for physical goals, financial goals, career goals, anything.

It all applies. 

Lets work through a couple examples.

Goal: I want to make $100k per year.

Simple math tells you that's $8,333 per month.

Of course you have to figure out what you're going to do and how you're going to do it. 

Maybe you start a blog, create a membership site, and calculate how many clients you need to equal that $8,333 per month. 

Great.

But, what keeps you up at night?

What motivates you to work late on a Sunday night?

What motivates you to keeping going when everything and everyone around you is telling you to quit?

That's your why. 

Why is $100,000 important to you?

Money is just a vehicle. 

A vehicle for happiness. 

You really don't want $100k. 

You just want to be happy. 

You want $100k so you can live in a nice house, with a nice family, and travel to nice places. 

What does all of that give you?

Happiness.

Happiness is your why. 

How about another goal. 

I want to lose 20lbs. 

How are you going to do it? What are you going to do?

Maybe you're going to commit to hiring a trainer, working out 5x per week, and changing your nutrition. That's your how and what. 

Great!

But what is going to keep you on track?

What's going to motivate you to get up early when you feel like sleeping in?

What's going to make you say no that piece of chocolate?

That's your why. 

You have to find it. 

Maybe it's to be healthy and active so you can keep up with your kids, and be around for their weddings. 

It's not that you want to lose 20lbs. You want to be around for your kids wedding. 

A goal of losing 20lbs will not get you out of bed this morning, but being around for your kids wedding sure will.

Don't focus on the what or the how. 

Start with Why.

Hopefully you can see how you can work through this with any goal whether it be physical, financial, business, etc.

Let me know how I can help. 

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling

PS: This idea, to my knowledge, stemmed from Simon Sinek. I highly recommend you buy his book, Start With Why.