One of the greatest books about vision is written by Simon Sinneck entitled,‘Start with Why’. It teaches that vision starts and ends with a compelling ‘why’. Your ‘why’ is the reason why you do what you do.

This is one reason why you’re to stick to you goals. Your ‘why’ is not compelling enough. You want a ‘why’ motivating and compelling enough to keep you going when things get tough. When your motivation, discipline and will-power eventually wears off, you’re going to need an inspiring reason to keep going when you no longer feel like it.

To achieve your goal, your ‘why’ needs to be grounded in principles and not feelings. As Christian women, our ‘why’ is most powerful when it’s grounded in God’s principles. You see, behind every one of God’s principles, there is a promise. Behind our feelings are nothing but, well, more feelings.

When you know your ‘why’ you will:

• find the courage to take risks and try new things

• stay motivated even when you don’t feel like it

• keep moving towards your vision

• not cower when the enemy tries to whisper lies in your ear

We can’t look to the world to tell us what our ‘why’ should be. As Christian women, we are called to not be conformed to the patterns of this world. (Romans 12:2)

Your ‘why’ must go deeper than:

I want to be thin/skinny

I want to fit into a pair of jeans

I want to weigh 150 pounds

I want more energy

As much as you may want these things, they are not inspiring enough to keep you motivated— at least in the long run.

it might seem obvious but have you ever asked yourself why you want to lose weight? If so, what did you answer?

Usually it’s to feel better, have more energy, feel better about yourself. Unfortunately, those reasons are not strong enough to keep you motivated to lose weight.

When writing your why, be sure to address these criteria:

  1. Be spirt- focused instead of behaviour -focused. Focus on renewing your mind instead of changing your behaviors. Romans 12:2
  2. Be solution focused instead of problem focused.
  3. Focus on long-term success for your body, mind, and spirit instead of on quick fixes. 2 Corinthians 10:5
  4. It’s bigger than yourself.
  5. It ties into your purpose.
  6. It draws you closer to God and causes you to rely on Him more.

When you can focus on the above criteria, your motives will become clearer and your chances for success will be greatly increased.