I want to take a moment to revisit a topic I’ve touched on. Finding our Why. That thing that drives us, our innermost purpose and goals. It is your vision, your passion, and your motivation.
When you first found your coach, you may have sat down and discussed this already. It is that innermost goal, that drive, the push to succeed, and the desire to find the change and the new within that guides you every day. But have you put it into words? Do you have it written down somewhere that you will see it every day and push yourself with those small reminders? WHAT is your WHY? Why are you doing this? Why are you committing to this change? It’s not the dream of a thinner body. It’s not the goal to look good in a bikini. Those are dreams and goals. Your why is what drives you. The passion you find every morning to get up and do what it takes to see yourself healthier, happier, and more positively radiant in everything you do. It will push you forward when you start to doubt and flag in your motivation.
It isn’t a goal that lasts for just these 10 days, or 21, or even 30. It is that driving force deep within that carries it further and makes this a lifestyle change that you sustain, maintain, and achieve. We are here to help you find it, but at the end of the day YOU are the one to find it, write it down, and live it. Because your WHY may be different than mine, or anyone elses. Yes, part of it is eating right and working out every day, but it is why you do it. Even when you don’t feel like it. Because you want to make the change for that one core reason. What is that reason? What is your WHY?
Here are a few questions that might help you find it…
Why do you want to change the way you eat?
Why are you joining this group?
Who are you changing for?
What is the ultimate reason you are doing this?
What can you look to and draw on to motivate you every day?
Remember to break down each answer you get until it won’t go any tighter. You want to lose weight. Why? You want yo look good in an outfit. Why? You want to be healthier. Why? You want more energy to play with your kids. Why? What drives that desire and goal? It’s not just the values that drive you, it’s that tiny seed deep within seeking the light. You keep asking why until you can’t ask why any more. THEN you’ve found your why. Your motivation. Your driving factor!
Don’t look to goals and dreams, ultimately look to what fuels them!