Finding A Why For What You Do

I read a great quote this morning from Jim Rohn: “If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you will find an excuse.”

This struck me particularly because there have been countless things in my life (actually, eight things…I counted) that I’ve set out to do, got discouraged, and found an excuse not to do it. It’s a terrible feeling. So this quote really hit me. Our minds are capable of so much more than we use them for. Specifically, they are capable of figuring out a way to do something, even when we don’t see a clear solution.

But we’re also good at coming up with excuses. Really good. And this is why we need to find our “why,” our reason for doing what we want to do. It has to be personal, something that will affect us deeply enough to pull us toward our destination. As Tony Robbins says, we can only push ourselves for so long. We need to find something that will pull us.

And once you have that thing in mind that will pull you along, attach it securely to your dream or your goal. Associate the two things in your head, and convince yourself that you cannot have one without the other. Does this make sense? Get to the point at which any thought about the work involved is a thought about the outcome itself – IRRATIONAL LIVING,LLC

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