As you barrel down the road towards your goals, it can be easy to forget what you're really up to. The two dimensional goal to be achieved starts to crowd out the three-dimensional soul of why you're doing it in the first place.
Make it a point to stop and ask yourself, "Why am I doing this?" What's in it for you? Why do you feel compelled to spend that most scarce of resources - the time you have on this planet - on what you're doing?
Why is what you're doing important to you? What inspires you about it? How will you feel when you accomplish your goal? What effect will it have on your life? What effect will it have on the world around you?
Goals are great, but they can also start to ring a little hollow when separated from the real motivation. Asking yourself, "Why am I doing this?" on a regular basis can help ensure that you stay connected to the rewards - financial, emotional, or otherwise - of achieving those goals.
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Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM