Giving reason to reasons

Everybody has a reason to why they have reached their current circumstances. Reasons produce results, yet not all results are conducive to our true potential.

When we try to justify our “failures” in life, we use reasons (excuses, for a better word) in an unresourceful manner. A hoarder will always have a reason as to why they keep collecting clutter. An emotional eater has a reason as to why they eat their feelings away. An alcoholic has a reason as to why they consume beer for breakfast. Someone who is financially broke, has a reason as to why their bank account echoes.

When we use reasons to give us the drive to “succeed”, we are applying them resourcefully. They become the fuel that feeds our underlying motivation. Reasons can be used to make our dreams become reality. A fitness enthusiast has a reason as to why they exercise and cook healthy. An entrepreneur has a reason as to why they choose to read a book over watching television. Someone who wants to lose weight has a reason as to why they choose the stairs over the escalator. A sales rep has a reason to be door-knocking on a cold and rainy evening.

We all have reasons as to why we do what we do, whether it is something we want or something we do not want.

The real question is – are these reasons still serving us now?