You might want a Ferrari, or a ’67 Vet, or a house overlooking the lake. But if you don’t have a good reason why you want it, you’re not going to be motivated to work as hard as you would have to in order to actually get it.
They call it your Big Why.
Why do you want what you want? Is the reason big enough to move you into action?
Let’s take losing weight. That’s a goal for a lot of people. Why do you want to lose weight? What is the reason that would move you?
- You’re embarrassed
- You want to look good again
- You want to feel good about yourself
- You want to be there to see your grandkids
- You want to be able to play with your grandkids
- Maybe you want to do something meaningful, and you can’t without health and energy.
Its funny – often our own health doesn’t really move us. We need a reason outside of ourselves.
Maybe you want to make more money. Why? What would having more money mean to you?
- Finally having the peace of having your bills paid
- Not having to worry about how you will take care of your kids
- Not having to stress when life’s little emergencies happen?
- To be able to help your parents?
- To be able to give freely to causes that matter to you?
- To be able to help stray dogs, hungry children, and homeless families?
One wish that I often have is that I wish I could spend more at the farmer’s market, or at an art fair to help support their business. Weird one, right?
I want to be able to help pay for my daughter’s wedding.
If I had even more money, I would help both of my sister’s with their medical bills.
It irks me to no end that people are going to other countries to adopt and provide education for kids when we have so many people right here in our own country that are hurting.
Yes, there is a lot of good I could do with more money. How about you?
What is your goal? What will push you to achieve it?