The push and the pull. The who and the why. The 2 things you need when the going gets tough. But, isn’t the saying “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”? Yes. But it’s more than that. You do indeed have to “get going”.
But what do you do when you can’t muster the energy? You need a WHO and a WHY.
The WHO is the one person you know will hold you to word. The one person who will call you on your bullshit. The one who will reachout a hand, slap the ice cream out of yours, pick you up and make you go. You can’t rely on your WHO all the time, but every once in a while, you need them, and you know they’ll be there.
Your WHO can also be your guide. The person who knows the way and will guide you as you do the work to get to the destination.
But, like all journeys to amazing destinations you will have to do the hard work alone. That is when your WHY comes in. The thing in your mind, your heart, your soul that pulls you when you don’t feel like you can take another step.
Your why is the thing that makes you WANT the victory more than you want to quit. But, how do you know what that WHY really is?
Sure we all have the surface ones. Our kids. Our health. Our spouse. Or even just ourselves.
Those are all good, but they can run out of steam sooner than you think. It has to be deeper. And you get there thru a practice called 7 levels deep.
It works best if you have someone who will listen deeply to your answers and is willing to get uncomfortable with you to get to the root of the surface why.
It starts with the question: “why do you want (insert your want)?” With each answer you address it and ask, why do you want that/why is that important to you?
It makes you dig. It makes you discover the real driver behind a surface why. It goes from a head answer, to a heart answer, to a soul answer.
I challenge you; find your WHO and your WHY.
If you want help with your why and you’re brave enough to do the 7 levels, shoot me (Coach B) an email. I’ll help you walk through that. But be warned, you have to be ready for it. It’s not easy, and you’ll need a goal in mind. Your WHY doesn’t exist without one. And you WHO can’t help without one.