The other day I spoke to a friend of mine about consistency and the importance of executing your game plan. Throughout our conversation we spoke at length about the significance of identifying your reasons for staying focused and allowing your reasons to keep you motivated.
A lot of Motivational Speakers encourage people to identify their “Why”. For example why do you workout, why do you save money, why do you eat healthy, why are you in a relationship, why do you go to church, why do you have kids, and so forth. The understanding is that once you identify your “Why” that “Why” should be motivational fuel to keep you focused. But I shared with my friend the perspective of asking ourselves an even deeper question “Why Don’t We Do What We Know We Need To Do In Order To Experience What We Desire”?!?!
Most people know the value of working-out but some still choose not to workout. Most people know the value of eating healthy but still choose not to eat healthy. Most people know the consequences of cheating but still cheat. Most people know the implications of smoking, doing drugs, or drinking in excess but still make decisions that can be detrimental to their future and the question is “Why”?
In most cases if you ask an adult the question of “Why Do You Make Decisions That Can Harm Your Future” you can expect a defensive response. So I don’t recommend you taking that approach!
This challenge isn’t for you to go asking family and friends…
This Motivational Challenge Is For YOU!!!!!!
1-Identify An Area Of Your Life That You Know You’re Not Doing What You Need To Do In Order To Experience What You Desire.
2-Ask Yourself Why You Aren’t Doing What You Need To Do In Order To Experience What You Desire.
3-Write Down Your Justifications For Not Taking Consistent Action.
4-Write Down The Benefits Of Doing What You Need To Do.
5-Create Action Steps That Will Generate Productive Activity Within The Area That Needs Improvement.
6- Create A Schedule and Work The Game Plan. (Using A Calendar or Planner Can Be Beneficial)
7-Hold Yourself Accountable and Ask Family or Friends To Help Hold You Accountable.