Here’s the thing, the world is changing so fast these days and the bumps in the road that can come up today compared to twenty years ago are not your average problems. With climate change, economic instability, new illnesses and much more, the likely derailments from our aims at improving our lives hit us at much deeper levels then simply being tempted by the donuts at work.
Falling ill, losing our job, being bullied online, foreclosing our homes or losing a loved one are all major life changes that hit us at the core of who we are.
For that reason our WHY’s behind the positive changes we are trying to make, have to be that much more meaningful for them to have a chance at being resilient in the face of those challenges.
We need to ask ourselves WHY what we want to change is important to us and what is at stake if we don’t make that change.
When we are clear that the change we are trying to make lies at the core of who we are and what matters to us, then we hold on to it with that much more conviction when we’re challenged.
If looking good in those jeans is motivation enough to keep up your exercise routine even after a long day at work then kudos to you, but will it hold up when your beloved sister is diagnosed with cancer? Perhaps your why could change to “working out helps keep me focused on what matters and helps me take the edge off my stress so I can be a source of positive support for all the people that matter to me”.
With a more meaningful why, your attempts to change your life hold more clout when tempted to be derailed.
Could your resolution be enhanced with a more meaningful why?
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