Achieving your goals isn’t something that’s going to happen overnight. If the truth be told it will often feel like a uphill struggle. Indeed, it’s easy during these times to get entangled in what you’re doing, rather than what you’re learning. The danger is losing sight of “why” you set out in the first place. Life can become monotonous when you’ve lost sight of “why” you’re doing what you’re doing.
I did this for more years than I’d like to admit. Loosing sight of your “why” is a scary thing, it can cause you to become burned out and bitter. Luckily for me I realised before it got to that.
It all came to a head when I realised I’d become engulfed, rather but not than engaged, overcome by instead of empowered by. I simply wasn’t happy. I had lost sight of my “why” And as a consequence had gone off track, acquiring things but no longer changing lives. My goal was never about things, it was always about lives.
Always remember your ‘why’ is your compass, it is that, that ensures you stay on track. In the hustle and bustle of the marketplace, I had neglected to keep check of my compass.
The journey back can be as difficult as the journey forward. Simply because back often returns us to challenging, painful places. However as challenging and painful as those places may be, if we are to rediscover our “why” it’s a journey we must take.
If you are willing to take it, there are some questions you must answer that will ensure you emerge with your “why” once again.
1. What or who is my distraction and why? 2.Why is my ‘why’ important to me?
3. What steps do I need to take to get back on track?
The answers to these questions will go a long way to realigning you.
It’s a good rule to revisit these questions periodically, this will ensure you remain congruent to your ‘why’.
Now, it’s particularly important that you hone in on what challenges your “why” otherwise you’ll repeatedly be pulled away from it. The pull may be fear, disappointment, discouragements, lack of support, failure, or even trying to be pleasing… There can be countless ‘pulls’. You may need a coach to assist you in identifying what it is for you. Either way it’s crucial that you identify, understand and minimise them. Now I say minimise because it’s likely that there will be ‘pulls’ that you will be unable to rid yourself of. Don’t stress about that, simply learn how to minimise the impact.
So let’s return to the theme of this article, “Why Your Why is Important” Well in addition to all of the above, it’s important because your “why” is the highest form of you. You’re “why” is you at your best, your happiest and your most content. It’s you doing, being and achieving what were born to do, be and achieve.
Your “why” is you at one with yourself and the universe.