Reading will be challenging if there is no strong reason for doing it. Nothing can be accomplished successfully without a purpose.
That purpose is the 𝗪𝗛𝗬. A weak or no 𝘄𝗵𝘆 leads people into complacencies and a state people refer to as 𝘢 𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵/𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. However, @JamesClear thinks that: most people think they lack motivation when they lack clarity.
That 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 is your 𝗪𝗛𝗬 and it is what 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗲𝘀 and 𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 us. Everyone will always find time to eat because the WHY of eating is clear and obvious. Some people don’t take their health care seriously until they get a WHY from the doctor.
Each time I interact with struggling readers it is always a case of 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝗸 𝗼𝗿 𝗻𝗼 𝘄𝗵𝘆 but they often not realize this. While we ask readers to have a strong WHY we must be careful of the 𝗳𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗿 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰 𝘄𝗵𝘆. That is the thinking that we should read because our friends or others are reading. This may inspire you but often it is as an illusion as you only end up dropping along the line or you keep struggling to love reading. 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗮 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗪𝗛𝗬(𝗣𝘂𝗿𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲).
With a clear 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗪𝗛𝗬, you will easily be able to figure out the 𝗛𝗢𝗪 of reading. If you know why you go to work, you don’t need anyone to wake you up by morning. So, our 𝗪𝗛𝗬 determines our 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵.
A convincing 𝗪𝗛𝗬 gives you greater ability, self-discipline, and promote consistency. Similarly, a weak 𝘄𝗵𝘆 makes reading difficult and much more uninteresting. @simonsinek said ‘𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘞𝘏𝘠, 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴’
For Sinek, your 𝗪𝗛𝗬 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 should be:
- simple and clear
- focused on the effect it’ll have on you and others
- expressed in affirmative language that resonates with you.
𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗮 𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗚 𝗪𝗛𝗬 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿.