How many times have you set a goal only to fail thanks to one of life’s inevitable curveballs?
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It’s easy for goals to get sidelined when things stop going according to plan. The truth is, in goal setting, how you go after a goal is far less important than why.
A clear “why” will strengthen your resolve and provide motivation to keep going even when the odds seem stacked against you.
Recently I experienced a big upheaval in my business. Everything changed when I learned my brand name, Half Her Size, was a violation of terms on a major social media channel. The news was shocking.
In an instant, my “how” was gone.
I didn’t have a clue what to do next. However, I knew the situation had the potential to change almost everything about the way I have been running my business.
As you might imagine, I went into a bit of a tailspin. I stomped, cried, prayed, and vented to anyone who crossed my path. Then I realized something very important.
I’m as sure of why I do this work as I am that the sun rises and the seasons change. If moving forward meant walking away from everything I had built there was no question in my mind that I would do it.
My “why” is to let you know it’s possible to overcome this “food thing” and realize the full potential of who you were created to be during your time on Earth.
I’m here to walk alongside you during the process, help with your goal setting, share the tools I have learned, and encourage you through the messy middle.
One of my favorite phrases is, “find a way or make one.” There are as many ways to reach a goal as there are people going after them.
If you’ve struggled with how to reach your goals, take some time to meditate on why you made the goal in the first place.
Try this goal setting exercise
How to clarify your “why”
- Write down the goal you’re struggling to achieve.
- Answer this question: “why do I want this?”
- For your answer, ask why you want that outcome.
- Continue questioning your previous response until you have 5 to 7 answers.
Follow up questions:
- What might this exercise reveal about your real “why”?
- How might that change the way you’ve been approaching goal setting both in your mindset and actions?
You can use this exercise to overcome resistance anytime you feel stuck. Understanding your true motivation will unlock all kinds of barriers in your journey.