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Find your "Why"

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I was watching the start of the new season of the Biggest Loser and something one of the trainers said when talking to one of the contestants has stuck with me. They said to find your "why" and the "how" will follow. It made me think of the fact that sometimes we concentrate so much on how we should do things that we forget the true reasons of why we want to accomplish a goal. To do it (and this could apply to anything, not just weight loss) for someone else, or because you've always been told that's what you should do, or for maybe some kind of material gain like money, a better job, a bigger house, fancier cars, etc.

Whatever your goals are, do you really think about why you want to do it and find reasons deep down inside yourself why YOU want to do it. Not because of someone else (although that can be a factor in some things) but because of your own personal reasons why whatever you are going after is important to you. If you find the right reasons inside you, it will be much easier to find and do the how. If you are doing something for the wrong reasons, then whatever you are going after will always be a struggle. Even when doing it for your own reasons there will be struggles, but not the drag as when you are doing something because it's expected of you by factors outside of yourself. So think about the goals you have and ask yourself why you want them, especially if you are really struggling and the steps you have to take to reach whatever it is seem like such a drag weighing you down. Find joy in the goals you are going after, or change your goals to things that will help you find joy and fulfillment in life. We only have one life. Don't spend it always trying to go after goals and dreams that others have set for you, but go after the ones that really mean something significant to you and you set for yourself.

Have a great day!
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-ICANDOIT- 10/29/2013 12:30PM

    Perfectly timed for me...I forgot about the why until I screwed up.....and now I have remembered and will keep reminding myself! The HOW is meaningless without a strong WHY! Thanks for a great blog that spoke to my heart today!!

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WHITNEY0814 10/29/2013 12:20PM

    Now I will be thinking of my Why's! Thank you!!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 10/19/2013 11:23PM

    That comment about finding the why really stuck with me and I've been contemplating it ever since. I believe finding the why is a key to good goals that will inspire me to do the work to reach them. I could not have made it this far without my goals. I hope the BL continues to mention this topic.

Thanks for sharing this blog with us!

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JSTETSER 10/18/2013 10:24AM

    I know why. I want to be able to play with my grand kids.

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SWDESERTLOVER 10/18/2013 9:37AM

    This is so true. You have to want something yourself to be successful. This reminds us to take some time and remember why we are working toward our goals.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/17/2013 3:32PM

    Awesome! HUGS

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UNICORN212 10/17/2013 3:29PM

    You always have awesome blogs. I missed the first half of BL. I hope to watch the whole thing tonight - I'll watch for that part!

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MARGARITTM 10/17/2013 2:26PM

    Finding my why - great blog

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DAISYBELL6 10/17/2013 1:48PM

    You hit the nail on the head!

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SONDRAJ20 10/17/2013 1:41PM

    I was struck by the same discussion on Biggest Loser and I completely agree with you that you need to understand why you're pursuing the goals that you have chosen. When it comes to weight loss and fitness I can honestly say that I pursue the goals I do because I see myself as a certain kind of person and I want the physical "me" to match the me that I believe I am. I'm so glad you focused on this question of "why" because it really is important.

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NATPLUMMER 10/17/2013 1:01PM

    Awesome advice!

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