Day 3 – The 5 Whys [14-Day Power Mindset Challenge]
👋 Welcome to Day 3 of Team Asijiki’s free 14-Day Power Mindset Challenge!
💡 Each day for 14 days we give you 1 lesson and an action to complete that will make you think, open your mind and better prepare you for change in any aspects of your life.
Today’s lesson is ‘The 5 Whys’
Unless you have a very strong reason for change is it always going to be very hard to make a change and then even harder to make it stick in the long term.
And you are here for the long-term right?
So that word “WHY?” is going to come up a lot on this journey. On the days that you lose your way. On the days you want to stop. Your WHY is your anchor.
It is your reason.
It is the true North that you use to always find your way back to the path.
And the best part is your reason is YOUR reason. Nobody else’s. It is entirely personal to you.
Maybe you want to play with your kids more? Maybe you want to take up a physically demanding hobby or climb a mountain? Or maybe you want to look good and attract the opposite sex?
Your reasons are your reasons. That is the beauty of it. The key is that they must mean something to you.
SO an important question related to this topic is to ask yourself what do you value in life?
What’s most important to you in life?
What kind of person do you want to be?
Are you living those values? The chances are that it is not as well as you’d like.
When we are not living the life we think that we should it will manifest physically and emotionally because there is incongruence.
Things will not match up and be out of sync.
We are not at ease. In a state of dis-ease. Misaligned.
This is why knowing what is important to us and why gives us direction and purpose. That is what you need to stay on track in this journey.
What are values? Simply put they are your highest priorities.
We love the questions Dr Demartini uses as a tool to get to the core of what you truly value right now.
Ask yourself these questions:
- How do you spend your time?
- How do you spend your energy?
- How do you spend your money?
- Where are you most organized?
- What dominates your thoughts?
- What do you most often talk to others about?
- What inspires you?
Answering those questions will give you a really solid idea of what you value right now.
Maybe it is family, health, money or a combination of all. And you may be surprised that it is very possible that what you thought you valued is not entirely correct.
For example, you may have believed you value your health but the answers to those questions show that not to be the case. And that’s ok. One can close the gap with action.
Gandhi said that your actions express your values. So ask yourself if your actions match your values.
We are going to Use “The 5 Whys” to explore this.
The “5 Whys” was a system originally used by the Toyota Motor Corporation. It’s very simple and really cuts to the core of why we want something. It is used as an analytic tool in many industries.
When you want to accomplish something (or if something goes wrong), you ask one the first “WHY”.
Why do I want to accomplish this?
Then, with whatever answer you come up with, you ask why to that first answer.
And so on, five times.
Here is an example of putting The 5 Whys into practice:
I want to be healthy, fit and attractive.
- Why do you want to be healthy, fit and attractive?
I want to be confident, youthful and have the energy for life for as long as possible.
Because I am not ready to get old and lose the quality of life. I want to have the energy to play with my children and grandchildren as I age. I want to set many more physical goals like running a half marathon
- And why is that important to you?
I feel like I have so much more to achieve in life in many areas and I need to be at my absolute best to do it.
- So why is important for you to achieve more?
I feel like it is my purpose and life vision to do so and be a positive role model for others. To be a good role model for my family and teach them about the importance of health.
- And why is it your purpose to do so?
I want to make a difference in the world before I leave and have LIVED.
Today’s 🎯 Action:
Now it is your turn.
- Why do you want to get healthier?
- Why is that reason for getting healthier important to you?
- And why is that important?
- And what difference will that make?
- And why will that previous thing matter?
Remember you can always revisit these exercises in to keep things real and check-in with yourself as you progress through your journey.
Share your action with us in the Facebook Group.
See you tomorrow.
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