If we’re going to get clear on our goals, we need to be clear on one question:

What’s our why?

The answer will determine to a large extent whether or not we succeed, fail, or even bother to try.

Of course each of us will answer that in a different way, depending on our unique goals. But no matter what our goal is, whether it’s fitness, health, career, or something else, it’s essential that we ask, and answer it.

As Michael Hyatt said:

“When you know your why, you’ll know your way.”

Knowing why you want to achieve something is key to finding the courage to start, finding the strength to continue when it seems like progress is going at a snail’s pace, and is key to re-igniting the passion you will need to keep momentum going for the long-term. Because let’s face it, any goal worth achieving is probably not going to be easy or quick.

But if you know you “why”, you’ll empower yourself to do whatever it takes to get there.

Of course, this will only happen if you think your “why” is worth it.

It might not be.

The fact is, not every idea that pops into our head needs to become a life goal. Not every amazing thing that we see and would love to do, is something that we need to put a hundred percent effort into. Some things we’re just curious about and giving them a bit of time just because we’re curious about them is 100% fine.

But sometimes your “why” is worth it.

You’ll know your “why” is worth it if it has true substance and meaning to you. If it aligns with your core values. If it truly reflects who you want to show up as in the world.

Sometimes your answer will nudge you to set a goal to the side. This is a good thing! Because life is short, so why waste your time working for a goal that doesn’t line up with the truth of who you are? Knowing why you want to achieve something, will help you better know what you want to achieve.

The truth is, if you don’t believe in what you’re trying to do true happiness will always remain elusive no matter what you achieve in the end. You should enjoy the journey as much as the destination.

So ask yourself: what’s my “why”? Answer honestly.

And if your “why” is worth it, then start.



“When you know your why, you’ll know your way.” (~Michael Hyatt)

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