Anyone who has started a business or any other lifechanging thing has been told to find their "why." The purpose of it is to help motivate you on the days you don't want to take action towards your goal. We all have those days where we don't want to work out or write our blog or go to class or do any of the daily actions that lead to success. For those days where veggin' out in front of the tv sounds like so much more fun than what we're supposed to be doing, our why needs to be motivating enough to push us to do the sometimes not-so-much-fun stuff.
I agree that your "why" is super important and has to be really powerful to contend with a day on the couch doing nothing.
Here's the mistake most people make with their "why."
They do it backwards!
I don't know why, maybe it's because society is very negative based, but most people build their why on what they want to eliminate. So many people create their why as "I want to quit my stupid crappy job" or something like that. They design it as something to escape from. The reason this is backwards, is because in the begining it works great. But what happens when you quit your stupid crappy job? Your "why" loses it's power.
The best way to design your "why" is to make it about what you want in your life. Sure you want to quit your job, but why??? Is it to do something you love? Is it to spend more time with your family? Is it so you can travel or generate more income to become debt free? A strong "why" is built on what you want to bring into your world, because even after you've eliminated the suck from your life, that 'why' is still a driving force.
My why is HUGE for me. Summed up, my "why" is I want to be financially & time free. I want the capability to travel & LIVE. I want to start a family & be able to stay home with them. I want to thrive!!!
I reached a point where I was no longer comfortable with working all the time, Just to get by. My life consisted of work and home, because that's the only way I could ensure I could pay my bills. I couldn't live like that anymore. I want to have kids, but that wasn't even an option for me if I could barely support myself. I definintely couldn't afford time off to have a child or the childcare after I had to go back to work.It just wasn't the life I wanted. So, I figured out my "whys" I found a solution, & they drove me through those lazy days until I had results. Because they are the things that I want, they still drive me, because I don't want to go back to surviving. I want More!
To your infinite success,
"Don't wait for the perfect moment,
take the moment & make it perfect."