A client for whom I have huge love and admiration is in deep. To say she has a lot going on doesn’t do it justice.
She was suffering when I saw her last week. Overloaded. Over-committed. Tired. Maybe a little confused. As in: this seemed like a good idea at the time…now what do I do?
Another lovely client: seems I see her at the gym every day. Over the last year she has persistently and patiently transformed herself. Yoga. TRX. Bike. Elliptical. Every time I see her she has a great smile on her face. She’s 66. Strong. Vibrant.
I know why she’s there doing what she’s doing because I asked her. Her reply was about feeling great. Having tons of energy. And loving it.
Much of the What we do seems like a good idea, at the moment. And being as we are and wanting to feel good RIGHT NOW, we tend to jump at seemingly good ideas without going deeper.
Deeper into the Why. Not the “Why is it a good idea”, but the “Why do I want to do this”.
We all want things. To lose weight. Make more money. Stop eating junk. Run a race. Be more or be less. Most of us have a pretty good idea of what we want.
But how often do you ask yourself Why you want what you want?
A true, honest Why is about what you want to feel in your life. It’s about who you are and who you want to be.
Your real Why creates inspiration. You can feel it. It vibrates within you. That inspiration creates action. When your Why is strong, then willpower and self-discipline aren’t necessary. There is nothing to enforce. You are just being you.
When was the last time you looked beyond the What, and searched for your Why?