Ok friends, this is one of those deep post. Surprise, Surprise.
I’ll try to keep it short and not ramble to much. But knowing me that’s not likely.
When was the last time you stopped and though about WHY you do or don’t do things? Here are some examples:
Why are you do what you do for a living?
Why do you eat pizza instead of chicken?
Why do you react when your loved ones says or does X?
Why did you start this journey to your goal?
WHY? WHY? WHY?
My clients may think that this is my favorite thing to say. When they are having a problem staying on track, the first thing I ask them is WHY? Why are you not staying on your path to your goal? Why haven’t you started that goal? Why are you doing this in the first place?
I don’t just do this to you. I’m always asking myself why… Here’s a few of my WHY’s–
Why was I so scared to start this blog?
I didn’t want people to think I wasn’t “smart”…. when I spell or read I miss things, (you may notice a few here and there) and I don’t use the right grammar. I write like I speak.
When you do something like this you are putting yourself out there for people to judge you. Being judge is never fun… but whether you are in 5” clear heel, writing a blog, or walking down the street it’s going to happen. It’s out of your control what people think or say about you. I’m learning to have a thicker shell when it comes to this. Also, I’m not trying to change people’s thoughts as much anymore. (a work in progress).
Why do I eat the way I eat?
(Good)- without sugar coating… it’s so much cheaper to cook 95% of my meal for the week, then to buy it on the go. I’m on the go a lot. I schedule myself with 10 min buffers, so if there’s a line at Taco Bell and I needed to eat I would be screwed. (I use to love Crunchwrap Supremes).
And of course it’s healthier to eat a stuffed pepper with quinoa, which helps me feel better.
(Bad)- Because yes even I get lazy and emotional…. There’s days that I want to say “F this. F you, and you.. you’re cool” I just want to open a bottle of wine, throw a pizza in the oven, and sit down to do nothing. I’m happy to say there are less of these days than in the past (because I ask the why) but I’m still working always being “strong”. If I don’t “stay strong/ on my path” I’m not going to reach my goals…. and that’s what it’s about.
Why I do what I do for a living?
This is not an easy job. It’s going to sound like I’m complaning or saying poor me… and to you maybe I am, but anyways- My pay is never set, (some months higher some lower). It’s long hours up early and in bed later. I’m responsible for people’s goals… but I’m only in control of it for the x hour(s) I see or talk to them…. which me lead to being blamed if they don’t see results. (I know it’s not my fault… but some people still try to say it’s the trainers fault… yada yada yada).
It’s not a long list of negatives, but WHY am I still a personal trainer after 9 years?
Because when you watch someone walk through the WHYs of their life and they put the pieces together… that my friends is the most amazing and inspiring thing to witness.
Stepping on stage. Having more self-confidences. Having a better relationship with their loved ones. Doing a Pull up. Getting out of bed without pain. It’s all things that lead to them having a more fulfilling life… and I was there to help move them forward.
To put a nice little bow on this… My challenge to you: Ask yourself WHY are you doing the things you do day in and day out? No matter what the topic…..
Be honest with yourself… (this can be hard) but once you stop and ask that why you can then take the next step to being and doing what you always wanted. Stop holding yourself back from your greatness.
Keep Moving Forward.
FYI- I will be on vacation next week so there will not be a blog. Work a little more on this topic! Let me know what you find out about your WHY. I love to hear these things.