If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably set some pretty enormous goals for your life.  Things that may take you 5 or 10 years or sometimes even longer, depending on the magnitude of the goal.

It’s going to take a ton of willpower and persistence and determination to make these goals become a reality.

To even come close to achieving these goals, in some cases, is going to take more effort than you probably even realize today.

A big question for a lot of people, and I’ve battled with this myself many, many times, is how do you keep that fighting spirit alive?  How do you keep yourself getting up every day and keep exuding all your energy towards just taking one step closer to this goal when some days it feels like you’re even going in reverse?

How do you keep going?  It’s a big question.  A lot of people want to know what I do.

Quite truthfully, there are a number of ways to answer this, and there are a number of different strategies that I’ve used.

I want to focus on one right now, and it’s probably the one that’s been the most helpful for me, and that is understanding the driving force or the reason why you set this goal in the first place.

I’m going to give you a very specific example.

For me, a big goal I’ve been working on for several years is to build my own successful coaching practice.

There’s a very specific personal net worth and business net worth that I’ve been working to attain. I’ve made some excellent progress over the past seven years, and my overall income has increased every year. But I haven’t reached my goal yet.

So the progress towards my goal has been very, very exciting.

However, having worked in the corporate world, where I was accustomed to making a high salary and a lifestyle that goes with making a lot of money.

Quitting that job and going off on my own was a very scary and challenging experience, to be honest with you.

There were many days where my fighting spirit was challenged, where I felt like it would be a lot easier if I could just go back and get a JOB.

On those days when I started questioning should I go back, it was my reason why that kicked in.

The reason why I was doing all of this was much bigger and much more important to me than any pain or suffering or frustration I was feeling in any given moment.

When I started focusing on the reason why I was building this business in the first place, I was immediately rejuvenated with new energy and a new fighting spirit to keep going, even on those dark days where I didn’t really feel like it was worth it anymore.

That’s the key thing here.  What is your reason why?

For me, I had two major reasons why.  The first one was I wanted to be the owner of my time. I wanted to be available to spend time with my husband who is retired. We love traveling and I wanted to be able to travel whenever I felt like it – not just for a 2-week period of time that was allotted to me by some company.

Becoming a business owner allowed me the opportunity to have control over my own time without having to ask permission from anyone.

That was a huge driving force for me.

A second driving force or reason why for me was being able to help others live their dreams.

For me, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing someone step into their greatness and create the life of their dreams. I believe everyone is equipped to pursue their dreams.

If I focus on those reasons why, then I can create a fighting spirit even when one didn’t exist before, and I can do it in a matter of seconds.

What’s your reason why?  What’s your driving force?

As you glance into the future and look at those things that you’re working on right now, come back to the present moment and remember your reason why and it will immediately generate that fighting spirit you need, anytime you need it.

Comment below and share with me your WHY.

Go after your dreams!

 Valerie Priester


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