Find Your “WHY”!

I get extreme joy seeing people accomplish their fitness goals after working to help them personally discover their “WHY”.  Before one embarks on a new fitness journey, one must identify her/his compelling “WHY”.  Your “WHY” is what is going to get you through the days you just don’t want to go any further.  Your “WHY” is what will get you out of bed on cold mornings when your sheets feel so good.  Your compelling “WHY” is your motivation.  What is motivation?  Motivation is “a need or desire that energizes behavior and directs it toward a goal.”*

Be Energized. Be Directed. Find your “WHY”!

If you are not on the fitness track you envisioned 22 days ago, STOP right now.  Get out a blank sheet of paper.  Set your stopwatch for 5 minutes.  Begin free-writing the reasons why you made that goal 22 days ago.  After 5 minutes, you should be closer to knowing your “WHY.”  This is real important, it has to be YOUR WHY…not your spouse’s, not your boyfriend’s, not your parent’s, nobody’s but your OWN!

My Why

So if you just spent 5 minutes writing down other people’s whys, STOP right now and REPEAT the exercise. Remember, motivation is “a need or desire that energizes behavior and directs it toward a goal.”*

Be Energized. Be Directed. Find your “WHY”!

*David G. Myers, Psychology, Ninth Edition (New York: Worth, 2010)

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