What is the big reason that you want to create this habit?
Can you get it down to one or two words?
It can be very challenging to boil it all down to one or two words.
You might think that you have the answer, that you know in exactly one or two words why you are building this habit for your life.
Your why is the very reason that you are building the habit. It isn’t the who, what, where or when – it is simply the why.
Try the exercise…
One exercise that you can try to discover your why is to sit down and start writing out words that mean something to you. For example: family, children, health, etc. Write out all of the words that come to your mind regardless of how silly or insignificant it may seem. Then when you are completely out of words to write read the list that you just wrote out and see which word brings the most emotion to you. Does one stand out as making you want to jump up with excitement or cry because of how deeply it hit you?
Or try this one…
Spend some time reading over your mission statement and looking at your vision board for inspiration.
How easy was it for you to figure out your why? Did you already know what it was at the start of this or did you try one or both of the exercises? If you tried one of the exercises, did you find it to be helpful? Was there any resistance that you encountered or do you think that at this point in the challenge the why should already be deeply established?
To Your Success,