An Athlete's Diary
What is Your Why?
I know… 2 “question” words in 1 question.
It’s one that we are asking ourselves all the time. Our lives are our consequences good or bad, positive or negative and our consequences come from the decisions we make every day.
We all make poor decisions sometimes that result in poor consequences. We all make great decisions sometimes as well which result in Great consequences.
Think about this for just a moment…
Imagine you have to make a critical decision. I’m not talking about the type of decision that you would make about the color of your car or where you’re going to go for dinner tonight.
I’m talking about this…
In my experience as a Trainer I’ve sat with people who really truly do not know why they do most things. They are so stuck in the habits that they formed when they were 25 years old. It’s difficult to get them to take you seriously when you start talking about goals, aspirations and dreams because it’s been so long since they thought about those things. They don’t have an answer.
I challenge you this today. Not only what it is that you want, desire, dream about, but WHY it is that you want, desire, and dream about those things. I want this. I want that. Why? Often times I don’t even know. Because so and so has it, it looks cool, I think it might be fun, superficial “Why’s”. Let’s ask “Why” differently.
- Because I want to Live longer so I can see my kids grow up and be active with my grandkids
- Because I want to prove to myself that I CAN instead of constantly telling myself why I can’t
- Because I want to live life to its fullest!
- Because I AM capable of making a difference in this world
I’m not here to tell you what your “Why” should be. I’m just suggesting that you go ahead and dream a little bit. Think about not only what you think you can have, do, give; but entertain the idea of accomplishing things that you would never think possible. Step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. DREAM!
Don’t think about how you’re going to make what happen. Think about Why you do what you do. Once you’ve got that Why, pick a what
and imagine how that looks. I challenge you to write it down BEFORE you have a plan. That way the doubts don’t have a chance to sneak in.
WE ARE CAPABLE!!
Regardless of our past circumstances, look ahead, make it better, give what you have, share what you know, and never stop examining your Why!
Jon Howard - Owner, Training Edge Sports - "Lifestyle, Wellness, Sports Training Solutions"
Training Edge Sports, LLC