While it’s important to know your “what”, it’s critical to know your “why”.
The “what” of your life is about the accomplishments you want to have and the goals you want to achieve. But the “why” speaks to the reason those achievements are important to you. Without a meaningful, authentic and heart centered “why”, you are subject to give up, get weary and quit.
It’s never enough to know what you want. Creating a vision board and setting goals are only part of the process. Understanding your “why” keeps you focused, on track and motivated. Your “why” inspires you to continue to find a way and make a way – even when you don’t see a way.
For every goal you have, I encourage you to ask yourself:
- Why do I want what I want?
- Why is it important to me?
- Why will it matter to others?
- Why will it make a difference?
- Why will I do what it takes to get it done?
People often wonder why I work so hard and am so focused on my vision. The answer is easy. It’s because of my “why” – and the most important one is my family. I want to provide for them, protect them, honor them and create a legacy that lives long beyond me.