Goal Setting Series: Finding Your Why 

Goal Setting Series: Finding Your Why 

Finding your Why 

Thank you for joining me in part 2 of the goal setting series. If you missed part 1: What is your Dream Goals, then you can find it here. Here in part two, we are talking about the importance of finding your why when working on your goals.

So…you now know what your specific goal is and have decided that this will be your commitment in the next several months. Now you know you have tried sticking to a goal in the past so you want to make sure you are successful and stay determined this time, so you need to make sure you have your heart in it.

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Why is it Important to Find Your Why?

Finding your why for your goals is important because it could give you momentum. This journey of working towards your goal will be a bumpy one. A road of tears, sweat, self-doubt, and self-confusion but if you honed in on what your true desire is (part 1) and have found the reasons why it is so important to you, this will help you weather the storm. Push you to achieve your dream goal.

Being emotionally connected to your goal can be the purpose that drives you to persist.

In part 1 of the goal setting series, the example goal I gave was:  I want to start a service type business, where I help bloggers create beautiful converting websites.

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Your why for this goal could be: 

I remember what it was like starting out as a graphic designer and it could be pretty tough for the non-designers who want something that’s their vision. I remember when I helped my cousin with tips to convert her site to get more people on her email list and she was so happy that the tips I gave her were so simple and worked. I remember feeling really great when I helped her, imagine thousands more!

Another tip that I’ve learned in my research of goal setting is adding love ones to your reason why. Another why could be that you want your kids to be proud of you and know that you followed your dreams.

Take a step back

In addition, it is also important to make sure that this is still a goal that you still want. Some of us are still hung up on the regrets in the pasts, and all the things you should have done. It’s important to take a step back and wonder if the goal is still relevant or important to you today. 

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Questions to ask yourself when trying to find your why:

  • Why do you want this goal?
  • Why is this goal important to you?
  • What would it mean if you accomplished this goal?
  • How would you feel if you didn’t accomplish your goals?
  • Who will you need to become to reach this goal?
  • How will this goal impact your family and those you love?

From personal experience, I know what it’s like to start something and put yourself out for the world to see and how scary it could be.  But I am here to tell you that your thoughts around your goals are there for a reason. You’re going to have the self-doubt, the fear if it fails and wondering if you’re doing the right thing…guess what? Every single person that is working towards a goal has these thoughts and the difference between the person that achieved the goal and the person that didn’t is persistence.

Having the faith within themselves to persist despite the discomfort. If it were easy, everyone would follow their dreams.

So what’s your why? Share in the comments below and continue the conversation. Let’s pump each other up and make the upcoming year the best year ever!

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Pro Tip

Morning journaling; write down your mission statement, why this goal is so important to you, how would this affect your life when you reach it?  Build momentum every day to help you focus on your task to push your progress. Do this EVERY DAY.

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  1. December 6, 2017 / 9:31 am

    I love your blog! And you are sooooo right on finding the “why” you are motivated to stick to your goal. There’s always an underlying reason that we need to go back to in order to keep motivated!

    • December 10, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Thank you so much Lindsay!! <3 <3 We always tend to forget why we started in the first place. Create your mission statement and stick to it!

  2. December 6, 2017 / 9:39 am

    good read I love the part about writing down your goals and refering back yo make sure they are what you really want.

  3. December 6, 2017 / 11:03 am

    Finding the “why” is so important. Sometimes we will set goals and then “fail” at them because we didn’t have a set “why.” I have also learned that it is okay to get rid of goals that were once important to me, because my “why” can change as I grow!

    • December 10, 2017 / 4:53 pm

      Yes, we are constantly evolving…it’s all about following what feels good now and following that feeling.

  4. December 6, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    This was so encouraging and motivating to read through, as I’m setting my goals for the new year for my blog. Loved the first tweetable!

    • December 10, 2017 / 4:56 pm

      So happy to hear this Summer! Thank you so so much for tweeting it out earlier this week!

  5. December 7, 2017 / 8:08 am

    I appreciate the list of questions to ask myself. I’m not great at setting goals…or “wishes” as I like to refer to them. This list of questions, really helps nail down the details and “goals” of the wish! <3

    • December 10, 2017 / 4:58 pm

      Hey Katie!! Hey, if you haven’t really set goals before how could you be “good” at it? Glad the list helps!

  6. Nadene
    December 8, 2017 / 7:30 am

    Some great goal setting ideas. I’m definitely going to ask myself those questions. Thanks for sharing.

  7. December 8, 2017 / 8:59 am

    I have to say that I so agree with the comment above about goals changing as we grow and change as well. So many people feel like they should just keep chugging along because that’s what they wanted (past tense) but that’s such a big disservice in their own lives. Thanks for those questions to think about too!

  8. December 8, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    I love anything goal related so really enjoyed this! It is amazing how setting goals is so powerful.

  9. December 9, 2017 / 12:43 am

    I really need to work on taking a step back. I used to worry about the past and opportunities I missed, but now I focus too much on the future. LOL. I “beat myself up” for living in the past that I have jumped ahead of my game. I now have giant end goals but have trouble working on the little goals and stepping stone to get there. Thank you for sharing!! These are great tips. I will be pinning this. 🙂

  10. December 9, 2017 / 1:11 am

    Great post. I love your comment about building momentum towards your goal everyday. So important!

  11. December 10, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    I totally agree with finding your why before starting something. I had to learn that, because I used to start things without knowing my why. And, we all know why that ended. However, I have found my why and I’m so motivated to keep pushing forward.

  12. December 10, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    This reminds me a lot of Anthony Robbin’s book- Awakening the Giant Within. The goals that we will achieve are the ones we feel the strongest pull and calling to!

    • December 14, 2017 / 10:56 pm

      Hi Zahra! I haven’t read that book, so thanks for the recommendation! Yes, that’s for sure. Thanks for subscribing!

  13. December 14, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    I’m loving this series!

    • December 14, 2017 / 10:54 pm

      Thank you so much Joy! Thank you for subscribing and for the love on social! 🙂

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