As you move toward your goal, you might feel like you’re just trudging through life at times. When this happens, it’s easy to forget why you’re making the transition in the first place.
That’s when you need to remind yourself of your WHY. Thinking back to the beginning, what was the big motivator that moved you from just thinking and hoping about it to finally taking action?
You might have a bunch of little reasons that drive you. For now, pinpoint the primary catalyst for your decision. If it helps, write it down as a complete sentence. For example . . .
- When I’m out of debt, I’ll finally get to travel to Europe.
- I want to quit my job and start my business because I don’t want to work for anyone else.
- Owning my home would mean leaving something for my children.
- Ending my loveless relationship will leave me open to finding someone who truly makes me happy.
Don’t worry about what your WHY sounds like to others; it’s your decision and life. Regardless of what it is, knowing your WHY is crucial to making the change you desire. You’re more likely to achieve your dream if you’re 100% clear on the WHY.