Knowing Your Why Matters!
Have you ever felt like you’re making no real progress with your passion, like you aren’t gaining traction, or you just don’t see the results you hoped for?
I have. I used to feel that way a lot!
So what’s the deal? If we love what we’re doing, and we work hard, we should realize awesome results. Right?
You’d think so. But as you know, that’s not always the case. Sometimes we’re working hard…but not doing the things that truly matter. Sometimes we’re doing the things that matter but we’re inconsistent in our efforts. Sometimes we work hard for weeks or months and then lose our drive and momentum. Sometimes we get distracted by something else that seems really, really shiny. We think it’ll help up reach our dream faster but in reality it just pulls us off course because it takes time, energy, and effort away from our dream.
The problem is any of these can slow, stall, or completely derail our dreams!
It’s easy to get overwhelmed and even lose momentum when you’re working toward living your passion. The key is to truly understand your ‘why’. Your ‘why’ is the reason you want to live your passion. Your ‘why’ is what gives you that extra push when things are tough. Your ‘why’ is what you’ll gain by living your passion.
Once I really figured out my ‘why’ I started realizing amazing results!
I used to think my passion and my ‘why’ were the same. So I thought I knew my ‘why’. I was good. No need to do anything extra in that area, Right?
I discovered that my ‘why’ and my passion aren’t the same, not exactly. I discovered that knowing my passion wasn’t always enough to keep me focused. So I kept experiencing slowdowns on my path to living my passion.
Have you ever experienced slowdowns on your path toward living your dreams?
Then you know how frustrating it is!
Once I understood the difference between my ‘why’ and my passion, I got clear on my ‘why’. My passion is helping people create lasting change and better lives for themselves and those around them, empowering others through speaking and writing. My ‘why’ is the feeling I get from helping others—doing as much good in the world as I can—and a huge part of my ‘why’ is having time for my family, being my own boss, and the ability to do what I want, when I want.
My passion is what I love doing. My ‘why’ is what I personally get from doing my passion.
Did you just have an ah-ha moment?
You understand that knowing your passion is critical to your success. Knowing your ‘why’ is critical to creating the momentum necessary to live your passion.
I’m still working toward living my passion full time. And I’m getting closer every day! Since I’ve discovered the difference between my passion and my ‘why’, my results have been astounding! It’s like the Universe is lining up people and events to help me on the path to my dreams!
How can You Discover Your Why?
A good place to start is by imagining your perfect day because your perfect day will be full of things and people you love. These are clues to your ‘why’.
Read the following questions to prime your mind, then imagine your perfect day.
What happens during your perfect day?
What are you doing?
Who are you with?
Where are you?
What are the sights, the sounds, the scents, the textures?
What feeling does your perfect day evoke?
Now that you’ve got your perfect day in mind, answer these questions:
What opportunities will living my passion give me?
What can I do when I’m living my passion that I’m unable to do now?
What excites me the most about living my passion?
These answers are Your Why. They’re the reasons you want to live your passion. They’re the things that’ll keep you going when things are tough.
Think about your ‘why’ daily. Think about your why when you run into resistance on the path to your goals and dreams. Remember the reasons you’re working to live your passion.
To help you keep your ‘why’ in mind, I’ve created a downloadable worksheet for you. Download it, fill it out, and review it daily.
You Are The Master of Your Destiny!
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