Before you run off to Whole Foods to stock up on organic kale, lemons and apples to start making your first batch of green smoothies take a moment and ask yourself one very important question.
This might be the single most important question you can ask after you’ve set your resolution.
This one question will not only help you stay on track with your resolution, but it might also predict if this year’s resolution will go the way of so many others as you crash and burn. My hope for you is the first outcome.
So what is this question?
The question is – WHY?
WHY do you want to (Fill in with your resolution)?
Why do you want to go to the gym more often?
Why do you want to lose weight?
Why do you want to give up sugar?
Why do you want to get more sleep?
Why do you want to eat more vegetables?
For most of you, the answer is going to be because you want to feel better about yourself. Am I right?
But it’s not enough.
Keep digging. Why do you think practicing this resolution will help you feel better about yourself? Why is it so important?
The “why” is the most important aspect of any resolution because without identifying it you are bound for failure.
Your “why” is found in your heart and this is what keeps you moving forward even after your mind is yelling at you to quit.
Your “why” can really be anything you want but I’ll let you in on a little secret.
You’re much more likely to keep your resolution if your “why” involves serving others.
So take a moment today to discover your “why”, write it down and carry it with you in all you do in 2015. The “how”, the “when” and all the other details of your resolution will eventually present themselves to you and can usually be found somewhere online. So sorry Google, your “why” is something you carry deep in your heart and is only something you can discover for yourself.