Do you ever set goals? If you’re participating in the 30 Day Turnaround Challenge, you definitely set a goal. Hopefully, you kept the process at a level where you are stretching yourself, but not committing to so much it will be near impossible to achieve.

This is Day Six of the challenge. Many people are still with it. And yet, many have given up. The main reason someone gives up on a goal is they have not clearly identified their big WHY!

Without a big enough reason to commit to an outcome AND stick with it, it’s likely you will give up.

Pain vs. Pleasure

As Tony Robbins says, “We are motivated by one of two things. Pain or pleasure.”

If the pain of doing something is greater than the pleasure we receive, we won’t stick with it. Thus the reason to put systems in place that allow you to experience more pleasure from getting achieving your outcome than staying where you’re at.

Most people are not where they want to be. And yet, most people are not willing to do what they need to in order to live their most vibrant lives possible.

Checks & Balance

To make the process one that you stick with, you will be well served to do a checks and balance process. Similar to a pros & cons list, the checks and balance process allows you to determine why something is important to you.

Here’s a fast way to develop a Pros & Cons list. Whatever your goal for the 30 day process is, write it down at the top of a blank piece of paper.

Draw a line down the center. On the left side, write the word PROS. On the left, CONS.

Take a few minutes to add  items to both sides of the page.

For example. my goal for the 30 Day Turnaround Challenge is to write for 30 minutes a day on my memoir. 30 “uninterrupted” minutes.

It’s obvious there are more reasons why sticking with my own challenge is important. The good far outweighs the bad.

The bottom line is this… in order to accomplish anything you have to know what you want to accomplish, why you want to accomplish it and what it will take to achieve the outcome.

You also need to know the good, the bad and the ugly. Some people think life would be great if they could just have what they want with little to no work.

In reality, what we work for, what we struggle for, what we have to overcome obstacles, real and imagined, makes the victory so much sweeter.