Have you had one of those days when you feel just too tired, you feel just too weak or just not in the mood emotionally and spiritually to what you know is the right thing? Maybe you’ve already worked over time today. Maybe you didn’t sleep well because the kids kept you up. Maybe Monday is just… Monday. All you want to do is crash.
These are the moments that make us who we are. The moments that define us. Anyone can do the right thing when they’re in a good mood (and we should be taking steps to STAY in the right mood like eating healthy, exercising, meditation, relaxation.) But the real test of strength comes when we don’t really FEEL like it.
After a long day, will you muster up the energy to help your child with homework? After a long week, will you put in the extra hours to take care of your health? Will you devote time to personal growth and education, even if you only have a few minutes a day?
That’s when we step OUTSIDE of ourselves. That’s when we need to focus on the WHY. I like to call it the Whydentity. You see, the “why” is your motivation. It’s the big picture. It’s the ultimate dream of how YOU will impact the people around you. And your identity is not what you see in the mirror. It’s not your latest “selfie” and it’s not how other people perceive you. It’s how you perceive your IDEAL self.
The Whydentity is the symbiotic relationship of WHO you are and WHY you are here. Close your eyes and visualize it. See yourself growing, learning, overcoming barriers and becoming the person that you’ve always wanted to be. See yourself reaching all of your goals and impacting your close friends and loved ones.
What does that look like? What does that FEEL like? Visualize it like you’ve already become that person. Like you’re already, and it’s already happened. Now zoom out, and visualize a tiny little dot. That is todays obstacle. It looks pretty small and simple now doesn’t it?
Let’s take care of that tiny little speck easily and simply, knowing that the big picture is so glorious and rewarding, we will thank and applaud ourselves for pushing forward one day very soon.
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