Finding motivation and clarity

We lead very full lives, and it’s easy to feel distracted, overwhelmed, and exhausted most of the time. It happens to me too, and sometimes my life seems like a never-ending process of checking items off my to-do list (or avoiding them!).

I know it’s important to take time to paint the picture of what it is you’re moving toward, to visualize it in your mind, and perhaps even use visual tools, such as vision boards. I also know the value of getting really really clear on Why you are doing all the things you do, or want to do, or are working toward.

Yet, the knowing isn’t always enough to stimulate the doing. It seems life is too busy to even have the mental space to take the necessary step of getting clear on your motivation. But friend, I can’t tell you how incredibly valuable it is to make the time, as your Why is at the heart of everything you do everyday.

It’s the soul-glue for all the random tasks you have on your plate.

Getting clear on your why can also help you get some of those random tasks off your plate so you can focus on what is the most effective use of your time. When you think you don’t have the time to do it, the truth is, you don’t have the time not to. A lot less time is wasted when you are clear on what it is you’re moving toward.

Last year was extremely hectic for me. Constant moving around (literally, from place-to-place in LA), and also lots of travel. The past several months I was able to settle in physically and emotionally, navigating the waters of a big career shift and the beginning of a beautiful relationship. I took a step back from my regular blog posting in order to feel more rooted to the earth and clearer on the energy of my new path.

Now, the clarity is here and happening. I knew the Why behind all of it was in my heart and mind, yet I hadn’t taken the time to write it all down before plowing ahead with plans, projects, and major to-do items. The energy felt exciting, though a little frantic.

Finally, the Why’s have crystalized into gorgeous clarity, and I want to share them with you here to hold myself accountable to them, to empower them, and to inspire you to do the same (get clear and share).
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My Whys for my current professional projects (in no particular oder):

  1. Provide education on and promote natural health, wellness, and beauty through essential oils and organic DIY products.
  2. Guide people to live in harmony with nature.
  3. Fund a life filled with travel and education.
  4. Help women to feel grounded in and connected to their spirit.
  5. Empower women to prioritize their self-care and nurture their feminine energy, so they can live guided by pleasure.
  6. Spend more time with family.
  7. Make significant contributions to my financial wellness and my life with my love.
  8. Experience the bliss of creating successful businesses.
  9. Be supported on my own personal growth journey.
  10. Share my gifts and talents with joy and ease, so the abundance spreads and multiplies.

    Now it’s your turn!

    How to get clear on your Why:

  • Carve out some time (literally, schedule it on your calendar), I recommend about 2 hours, to focus on your why.
  • Sit quietly, free of distractions. Whether it’s something you are currently working on, or have thought about working on but haven’t started yet, write down all the reasons Why you are investing time, energy, and perhaps money into these projects or professional endeavors.
  • What is it that fuels you at this time? Be very honest with yourself. There is no right answer or best answer as your motivation is personal to you.
  • Notice how you feel as a result of thinking about and writing down all these Whys.
  • Next, put them in a format that is appealing to you, and something that you can see or visit often, such as a white board, a letter to yourself, a poster, a note on your phone, or a picture frame on your desk.
  • Have fun with it, decorate it, maybe create a vision board to go along with it.
  • Review your whys often, perhaps even daily, so you can continue to energize your vision as you go through the process of manifesting the life you desire.

In the comments below, share at least one of your Whys, to give it fuel and accountability. Share this article with a friend who could use some more clarity as the forge ahead on their path.

I believe in you!

Lots of love,

Published by Sasha Marie Stone

Happiness Engineer at Automattic, work-from-home wellness expert, life coach, and dog mom.

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