We heard a really bad joke the other day. Do you know what “Bon Jovi Day” is? It’s the day “we’re half way there…” Get it? Half way there in 2020. As in the end of June. We know, we know. And yet, the point of it is there. We’re almost 180 days into 2020.
Go back to December 31st of 2019. What were some of your goals for 2020? Where are you now? What will have to happen to stay on track or catch up?
Sometimes when we’re in the grind of day to day life/business we often forget about why we set out to do this in the first place. We’re overwhelmed with things or too focused on putting out the fires. But when we can remember WHY we started we refuel our energy, clarify our focus, and get into action that directly leads us toward our goal.
“The Big Why is about having a purpose, a mission, or a need, that in turn gives you focus.” Sometimes your WHY is just for today and sometimes it’s a larger, more long term solution. Your Big Why is the reason you get out of bed each morning. It’s the thing that keeps driving you. That no matter what obstacle or curve ball life throws at you, you will keep pushing because your WHY is so big that nothing is going to stop you.
Examples of Big Why could include:
- Provide for your children
- Leave the world a better place
- Never have to worry about bills
- Being able to retire by age 50
A great way to figure out your BIG WHY is to write out your eulogy or epitaph. Who do you want to be? How will you get there? Once you know WHO you want to be the rest will fall into place.
“If you don’t design your life you’re going to drift into your future. And no one ever drifted to a destination they liked.” — Michael Hyatt
So, what’s your BIG WHY?