Hi, everyone! I talked last week a little bit about creating back-up plans for your goal setting, and it made me realize, as I was going through the exercise of creating Plan B, that knowing why your goal important is just as crucial as knowing what it is. (Sitting on a stack of books up there like that girl, that was my “why” for a pretty long time!)
At the Making Things Happen Conference I attended in the Spring, Lara Casey, one of the coordinators and a former personal trainer, really honed in on the point of knowing why you’re doing something. She said that her personal training clients who had a true reason and purpose behind their weight loss goals succeeded nearly all of the time, while the ones who didn’t have a good reason why they wanted to achieve their goals usually didn’t succeed.
Knowing my why for every goal I set has been so, so important for me because, if you’re like me, every day is not going to go perfectly or allow for checking each little thing off the list! But if I know why I wanted to achieve that thing it makes it easier to create a Plan B that might not be exactly what I had in mind but still gets me a little bit closer to the finish line I had in mind.
And, when everything falls apart it’s always good to remember the ultimate why. For me, it’s always my family. So, even if I didn’t get one productive thing accomplished, loving on them makes it all work out! What’s your “why?”
I hope you had a great Monday and are enjoying your week!