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Your Reasons Hold the Key to Your Success

I recently read an article about a guy who actually lifted a car off of a six year old little girl who was trapped underneath. (You can read the article here.) We’ve all read or heard different stories of people using their super-human strength to do incredible and unlikely things in the face of an emergency. I don’t know about you, but I love those kinds of stories. Why? Because not only do those stories inspire me, and you know by now that I’m an “inspiration junkie”, but also because they serve as a reminder to me that anything is possible when we have strong enough reasons to accomplish a goal, whatever that goal might be.

Although lifting a car off of a child might be an extreme example, it does prove without question that we are physically and mentally capable of doing so much more than we think we are. So, what’s the difference? Why don’t we just walk around lifting cars all day long? Again, I say it’s because our reasons for lifting the car just aren’t strong enough.

Or… What if your boss told you that if you tripled your sales this month that he would send you and your entire family on a trip around the world? Would you find a way to triple your sales? Uh, yeah!

So, although it’s not likely that you’ll be faced with either of these scenarios, it is very likely that you have your own goals that you’re trying to achieve, or that you have your own weights that you are trying to lift off of your life. If you’ve been trying to lift these weights and they just won’t budge, or if you’re trying to reach a goal without success, I would suggest that you try again, but this time take a good look at your reasons for wanting to succeed. Before trying to accomplish anything significant, always ask yourself the following questions:

1. Why is reaching this goal so important to me?
I encourage you to dig really deep here. Get down to the “real” reasons that reaching the goal is so important. Link the emotions / feelings behind the desire to your objective.
Write these reasons down and keep them in front of you!

2. How will I benefit from reaching this goal? (Associate the pleasure)
Dream here! Write down ALL of the good things that will come into your life once this goal has been reached. Visualize these great things in your future.
Write these reasons down and keep them in front of you!

3. What are the consequences for not reaching this goal? (Associate the pain)
What do you stand to lose by not reaching this goal? What would be the most terrible consequence?
Write these consequences down and keep them in front of you!

Lastly, take a look back at a few of the big accomplishments in your life. I would be willing to bet that if you thought about it, you would be able to identify the reasons that you had for achieving your goal, and I’d bet that those reasons were pretty important. Understand this. You have the ability to accomplish anything that you set your mind on. Just really focus on identifying those reasons and find a way to keep them in front of you. If you do that, you will find a way to accomplish your goal!

About the Author:

Brian Osher is a certified Life Coach and motivational blogger, specializing in personal productivity, life balance, and limitless transition. He is a natural motivator and has a passion for helping others make meaningful strides in their lives. Brian is a Christian, devoted husband, and the proud daddy of two and is living in Southern California. His motivational blog, “Gaining Ground” offers Life Coaching tips, tools, and techniques, as well as a healthy dose of purposeful motivation that will help you to move forward in your life.

To learn more about Brian, or to sign-up for a free (no obligation) coaching session, and to find out how he can help you grow in any desired area of your life, please visit or e-mail him at

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