Knowing your “Why” When Setting Goals
If you are learning about business, you may often hear people speaking about knowing their Why. If you are working with a mentor, they may even ask you to define YOUR Why.
If you are like me when I was first asked years ago, I felt my Why was simple, and painfully obvious; I want to make money!
At some point, I was instructed to really define my Why, and that is when I was able to have more focus in my business.
Knowing your “why” can be very helpful in your goal setting. Whether your goal is providing for your family, creating more wealth, starting a new business, or training for a marathon. Your “why” is what motivates you, continues forward movement and drives you to achieve your goals. It’s what keeps you going when times get tough.
If your goal is to make more money, make your “why” personal, emotional; how will having more money make your life better? Who else will benefit from more money? How will you use your money?
When people ask me about starting a business, I always ask them Why they want to start a business. The answer, like mine is usually that they want more money.
So, I help them by digging a little deeper and asking, “What will more money do for you? Will it cover your car payment, your mortgage, allow your family to get the medical care they need, allow a nice family vacation each year?”
When they provide the answer, then their Why becomes more personal, more emotional, and this we can visualize, which creates motivation.
When looking at your goal, look at your “why” as well. Why do you want to accomplish it? Do some goals have a stronger “why” than others? Knowing why you want to accomplish or do something, will make the journey much easier.
Keep your goals in a place where you can see them daily and monitor your progress. Each year, see how you did, review your “why”, and adjust as needed.
Knowing your “Why” when setting goals, can make all the difference.
This TEDx Talk with Simon Sinek is quite good.
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