God planted those dreams and desires in your heart for a purpose. He wants to use YOU in a powerful way.
But, perhaps there are things coming against you trying to distract you from fulfilling all that God has for you. It might be the criticism of someone, doubts, fears, worries, negative thoughts, etc. I don’t know what it is, but YOU do. You’re feeling it and perhaps you’re on the verge of giving up on your dreams. If so, I want to offer you a little hope today and help you get deeply connected to your WHY.
Listen to today’s training where I share the importance of your WHY and how it can be the catalyst for accomplishing your dreams and goals.
Your WHY is what drives you to do what you do. Your WHY is what keeps you motivated and working toward your goal on those really hard days, those days that you don’t “feel” like doing the work required to accomplish your goal. And, it gives you the extra push even on the days when you’re feeling great.
If you don’t tap into what you really want, then you’ll never consistently show up and do the work to achieve your goals.”
#1: Discover Your WHY
Download the Blueprint for Discovering Your Why and ask God to reveal His plan and purpose for your life as you work through each of the questions below.
You’ll want to do this exercise often. Answer these questions (at least) annually because God will continually expand your WHY.
My WHY started just as a desire to make a difference in women’s lives. Then, it was also to provide and create opportunities for my growing family. My most recent version includes all of the previous things, but also a greater desire for healthy living, more time freedom, a Retreat Center with a spa and cafe, a home for teenage girls, and to be a Philanthropist making a big difference in the lives of others.
#2: Visualize Your Why
You must BELIEVE that your WHY is actually possible. Close your eyes and envision what success will look like you for and your family. Fill in the little bitty details, so you can really feel what it will be like to live out your WHY.
Create a vision board. A vision board is simply pictures and words that serve as a reminder of your WHY. (Recommended Resource: How to Create a Vision Board). I love to keep a vision board for the year in my iBloom Planner and a more long-term vision board hanging in my office.
#3: Get Re-Inspired Daily
At the start of each day, read your WHY and look at your vision board. Close your eyes and really feel what it will be like to live into your WHY. On those particularly hard days, you might have to do this multiple times a day (or hour), but it will remind you why you’re doing what you’re doing. You’ll stay focused on the big picture so you can push past through the obstacles, criticism, or lack of motivation and do whatever is necessary to work toward making your WHY a reality.
Each day identify at least one next step that you can take that day to get you closer to living out your WHY. Then, take that step!