Many of us are already contemplating our own health and wellness goals as the current year draws to a conclusion. It is necessary to first have a solid grasp of our WHY.
Every goal we set for ourselves has an associated feeling that we desire to have after we have accomplished that objective.
For instance, whenever we deal with nutrition clients who are interested in losing weight, there is always a purpose behind their desire to do so.
In most cases, people express a desire to improve their level of self-assurance in their own skin as well as their overall level of vitality.
So why is it crucial to know our WHY?
One study looked into the relationships between setting objectives and several facets of a person's personality. The findings showed that people with high agreeableness and conscientiousness scores were more likely to develop objectives that were precise, difficult, and applicable to their daily lives. Goals that were abstract and centered on personal development were more likely to be set by those who were more receptive to experience.
The study also discovered that people who were extraverted were more inclined to set socially oriented goals. And third, people with higher levels of neuroticism were more prone to choose goals that were inward-looking and preoccupied with success.
What does all of this mean, then?
In essence, it means that knowing yourself better will enable you to create more realistic, achievable goals.
Without a clear WHY, it is all too easy to get sidetracked and give up when things get tough. But when we have a strong WHY, we are more likely to push through the challenges and achieve our goals.
Ultimately, it is our WHY that will keep us going when the going gets tough. It is our WHY that will inspire us to take action and to keep going even when we feel like giving up. And it is our WHY that will help us create a life we love.