What Is Your Why?

Why do you want what you want? That seems like such a simple question, but it’s one that really requires some attention. And often, you need to keep pushing to find the answer.

For example…

Q: Why do you want to lose weight?

A: I want to lose weight so I feel better in my clothes.

Q: Why do you want to feel better in your clothes?

A: Because they’re too tight.

Q: Why not get bigger clothes?

A: I refuse to get bigger clothes.

Does person A really want to feel better in her clothes or does she want to return to a previous time when she felt good about the way she looked and felt in her body. THAT’s her why. That feeling, that confidence, the positive vibes they associate with that.

When you start anything new, ask yourself why you are doing this thing. What do you hope to get out of it? What does that look like? What does that feel like? Write it down, and when you stray, read it. In fact, just stick it on your mirror and read it every morning. Or tape it to the back of your hand. You’ll be much more likely to reach any goal you choose.

About @jamieweil

Parent, teacher, writer, film maker, youth mental health advocate. Passionate about having new conversations surrounding youth mental/brain illness and suicide awareness. Author of YA novel, First Break, to be released Wednesday, October 10, 2018, World Mental Health Day. Available on Amazon, Kindle, and available for request through your local bookstore. Concurrently producing the groundbreaking docuseries "A Crazy Thought," a sharing of hope and help from the voice of a parent and teacher. Working with award-winning female filmmakers to bring about a new conversation in youth mental health.
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4 Responses to What Is Your Why?

  1. charliepriceauthor says:

    quite quite good, Rita.

  2. Damien Balderrama says:

    As Jim Rohn used to say, “When the why is powerful enough, the how becomes easy.” Intention is
    the first step of self transformation. Imagine trying to win a scavenger hunt, without a list of the items you’re looking for. That list is like our intentions. Without well developed intentions, we wouldn’t know if we accomplished our goal. Great post Jamie. Thanks!

    • Thanks, Damien. Love the scavenger hunt simile. One day you will be speaking in front of large groups of people on transformation–probably at Asilomar–and I will say, “I have one of his acronistic poems!” For your kind words, I am grateful.

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