The first two months of 2017 have passed and spring is just around the corner. Time for another check up on your 2017 goals. Enough time has passed that you have probably achieved some of your short-term goals. If so – Congrats! You have now experienced first-hand the satisfying truth that success is one of the most powerful motivators. When you can see that the hard work is paying off, you are more likely to continue to stay the course.
If you are still struggling to stay on track, don’t panic and whatever you do, don’t quit! Just take a time out – spend some time reflecting on the real reason why you set this goal.
Your why must be rooted deep within you.
Dive into your reason why you want to reach this goal. Your real reason why you are working so hard, sacrificing time, energy, effort, and so much more can’t be tied to any other person. It must start and end with you. The truth is, many of the steps taken on the path to achieving your goals happens when no one is around – that’s why it is essential to remember why you started.
As humans, we are hard-wired to move away from pain or discontentment and move toward comfort and pleasure. The problem is, the path to success is full of challenges that will test your ability to move forward. In order to achieve your goals – short or long term – you must have an internal drive and personal desire to do so.
You cannot expect to be successful in pursuing a goal that is not truly your own. For example, “Your Why” cannot begin with, “my doctor recommended” or “my sister said I should”. Your why must start with what matters to you and why you want achieve it.
For more tips on how to find your why and own it – check out these Goal Setting Strategies.