Understanding the power of your “why” will lead you to success
Over the years, I’ve nailed down the most powerful tool you can use to achieve your health and fitness goals and, trust me, it’s more within your reach than you might think.
You see, there’s a difference between your goal and what led you to pursue it. You may want to lose weight, but there is a reason WHY you chose to do it.
Your “why” is the fire that ignites your fitness journey, the fuel that will power you through.
Motivation can be temporary. It floats up and down based on your emotions and ultimately affects the output of your work. On the other hand, your “why” is the deepest reason why you decided to focus on your goals. It stays with you.
A client once told me: “I want to lose weight.”
That’s great, but why? “To feel better.”, she said. “I want to look better in my clothes and I want to feel comfortable with the way I look in order to be happier. I want to do it now because it will become harder as I get older.”
There you go. She wants to feel better with herself. She wants to start now because she’s aware it will get harder as she ages. Above all, it will make her feel much happier in the long run too. We’ve found the “why” and we’re ready to get down to work!
Understanding your purpose in your health and fitness journey will bring you numerous benefits. Discovering your ‘why’ allows you to:
- have clarity over what you want to achieve;
- value yourself more, which will make you prioritise your health;
- stay focused with your new exercise & food habits
“It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.” – Steve Maraboli
So, my question to you is: what’s your “why”?
Getting down to your true purpose helps you overcome the obstacles that might be on your way. It creates a shift in your mindset and resets your focus to get you back in the game and achieve the body & health you really desire.
I highly recommend you take 5 minutes out of your day and ask yourself a couple of questions:
- What do I want to achieve?
- Why do I want to achieve this? What does it mean to me?
- How will I feel when I achieve it?
- How would I feel if I don’t achieve it? What would get worse?
Knowing your true meaning will help you keep accountable. Use these questions and turn your “why” into your own powerful tool to look and feel better. Not just as a quick fix, but for life.