Ok so last week we looked at how used in an unhealthy way numbers can become all consuming and how they can even control your moods, self-worth and what you set out to achieve each day.

(If you missed that edition then just click here to read)

At the end of the post we briefly touched on the benefit of having a deeper reason for your journey than just the bland ‘I want to lose some weight’ which is a very common reason for starting. But is barely scratching the surface.

You see, when you’re starting out for the first few weeks maybe just the want to lose weight is going to be enough to keep you pushing through.

But after that initial motivation has worn off then it can become a struggle. The struggle is real and if you haven’t identified a deeper reason to want this then it can be easier to throw that towel in and get to it next week/month/year.

Using the ‘5 Whys’ you can get deeper into the motivations that drive you and the real reason why you are wanting to do this.

After taking 100’s of people through these questions I can tell you that 98% of those start with wanting to lose weight, fit into smaller size clothes etc but once they’ve investigated these questions it becomes apparent that those are just side effects of the true reason they’re on this journey and once they have identified that it becomes a much more powerful journey for them.

So, what are these ‘5 Whys’ that can change the course of the journey you take?

Here they are, also with an example from someone who has already gone through this. The questions will then be listed again so you can fill the out.

‘I want to lose weight’

Why is that important to you?

‘Because I want to fit into smaller size trousers’

Why is that reason important to you?

‘Because when I’m wearing smaller size trousers, I think I’ll look better’

And why is that important?

‘Because when I look good, I feel good about myself’

And what difference will that make?

‘Because when I feel good about myself, I’m more assertive and confident’

And why will that previous thing matter?

‘Because when I’m more assertive and confident, I’m in control and better able to get what I want out of life’

Pretty impressive isn’t it! Going from ‘I want to lose weight’ to ‘Because when I’m more assertive and confident, I’m in control and better able to get what I want out of life’

In just 5 questions.

Now who do you think has a better chance of success? That has a better chance of sticking the course?

The person who just wants to lose weight?

OR

The person who has identified the deeper and more meaningful reason of why they’re doing this and knows what they’re truly working towards?

The kicker is that the one who isn’t so focused on the losing weight and is more focused on getting more confident and getting what they want out of life will be likely to lose more weight than the one just focused on the weight loss.

So, which one are you?

Just focused on the surface reason or are you going to dig deeper and find some true meaning for this?

It doesn’t matter if you’re Just Starting or if you’ve already Stepped Up a level. If you haven’t looked into this already the you’re missing out on some power in your journey.

Let us know what you get from this

 

Why is that important to you?

 

Why is that reason important to you?

 

And why is that important?

 

And what difference will that make?

 

And why will that previous thing matter?

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