Do you know why most people don't achieve what they really want? It's not because they are not disciplined enough. I believe the main reason they don't achieve their goals is that they are not focused on their why. What's your why? Your why is the reason you do what you do. It's what gets you out of bed in the morning. It gives you energy and brings meaning to your life. We all have a why. Unfortunately many of us lose our why in the day to day struggles. People who are successful do one thing better than the rest of us. They never lose their why. Your why will keep you motivated and pushing through the challenges and roadblocks that you will face. If you want to do one thing in 2010 that will help you achieve more; get clear on your why. Write it down. Read it every morning when you wake up. Make sure it is so powerful that it brings you to tears.( or at least close).
I am currently working with a person who wants desperately to quit his job and own his own business. He has his business up and running but at this point it is not bringing in the revenue he needs to quit his job. However, I wouldn't bet against this guy. It's not because he's smarter or more disciplined than everyone else. It's because his why is so strong that it motivates him to do the things he needs to do every day. He is driven to get where he wants to go and he won't let anything get in his way. That is what a powerful why can do for you.