Week 5 Exercise | Crafting your compelling reason.
EXERCISE: CREATING YOUR COMPELLING REASON
A compelling reason is the start of commitment
Why is it necessary that you do this thing?
What reason will you give yourself when you’re put to the test
How can you conjure the feeling of being totally, 100%, absolutely sure you’ll achieve your goal? You choose a compelling reason that makes you feel unstoppable.
Resilience is the continual effort to stay committed
Doing what you said you would, when it’s really hard to stay committed
Being presented with reasonable reasons to NOT continue but you continue anyway
Facing tough consequences because you remain committed and yet still remaining committed
Commitment is the key. If you are fully committed, without a shadow of a doubt, that you’ll do this thing then you’ll get there.
One way people commit is to put money on the line. I know a lot of people who only dare to their best selves when they’ve paid for something. I was like that. I paid $18,000 for my coaching program.
And I am so glad I did.
I paid $40,000 for an office upgrade so that we could all work in the place that gives us energy.
I pay close to $500,000 a year to run my business.
I sometimes think back to how scared I was to put money on the line. But now I know I’ll make it back- without a shadow of a doubt.
“Why does this HAVE to work?”
“ Why will this 100% work?”
“How badly do you want this?”
“What will it mean when you achieve it?”
These are the questions we ask when we’re deciding what our compelling reason is