Apr 21

All we need is a Reason to Succeed #AtoZChallenge 2015 @AprilA2Z

‘R is for Reason | Positive & Inspired Living A to Z’


Have you noticed that when we have a strong reason for doing something, we figure out how to get it done. The HOW’s can be figured out as long as the WHY is in place.

But many a times we focus more on the HOW’s – How do I do this? How can I do that? How many steps are involved? How many days will this take? While these questions are relevant, they are of secondary importance. The primary question that we need to ask ourselves is WHY do we want to do it?

This is especially important for the things that have a significant impact on our lives, like the decisions regarding our field of education, choice of career etc. If we do not have a strong reason for the above decisions,  we will end up with a lot of self-doubt and frustration as we navigate through the daunting number of ‘hows’ that will inevitably come along with these decisions. A strong reason will keep us focused on the end result. It will also give us the resilience to stay the course when the going gets tough.

I believe that the same goes for being successful  at anything  in life. If we don’t have a reason to succeed, we will always find a reason to give up. Don’t you think?

Lots of Love


This post is written for the AtoZChallenge2015.



  1. ‘R’ight back to the Power of Positive Thinking! And no stinkin’ thinkin’!

    –Mee (The Chinese Quest)
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  2. Yes I agree with you 100%. We should concentrate on why than how. Thank you 🙂
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  3. YES! We should always stay with our reason to succeed… that will guide us in the right direction where we really want to go, to stay focused. Inspiring post today:-)
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  4. “A strong reason will keep us focused on the end result” I absolutely agree with this point Shanaya. Though I have been applying this in my life, never really thought about it. You have brought together the ‘reasons’ for doing something in a wonderful post 🙂

  5. Prasanna says:

    This is so true, when selecting my degree course I didn’t think why I wanted to do engineering, instead I just followed the herd and concentrated on how to pass the course and get a job. If I could turn time I would have selected psychology because that’s where my interest lies. Sigh!

  6. Oh yes I so agree!

    If you find a reason to give up, then you shouldn’t have started in the first place.

    This takes me back to your previous post. If you start, do not quit. If you are keen to find reasons not to do something, then you have already quit before starting.
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  7. absolutely RIGHT ! agree with you, thanks for motivating.. .. I have been finding excuses to visit a homoeopath for the last one month, I have taken all the information required to visit, even the directions… now as you say if I want to, I will make it happen…. sometimes its priorities, and if it is health and not an emergency, then this visit will takes a back seat. I am looking at the impact and deciding hopefully that this week I will definitely find time and desire to visit.
    G Angela recently posted…Q – for Qutab HotelMy Profile

  8. True that, Shantala. Once we figure out the “why”, the “how” does not seem that difficult anymore. 🙂
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  9. Loved the quote Shantala 🙂 Yes, it is true that if we really want to do something is life, then we will work around the obstacles instead of finding excuses. I experienced this recently 🙂 When we have a reason to do something, we will do it no matter how difficult!
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  10. Yes! I agree completely!!!! There has to be a reason and sometimes it is just for ourselves….but making ourselves the best version we can be…is a GREAT reason! Good post..glad I stopped by!
    Tawnya recently posted…Absolutely Authentic from A to Z! RebelliousMy Profile

  11. Hi Shanaya,

    Thank you first, for visiting my blog and commenting.

    Wonderful post and i completely agree on this thought,a very strong message u gave that if we don’t have reasons to succeed we would give up!!!!!!! very true and looking forward for more posts from you..

  12. You are so right. We find excuses only when we are not keen to do it.

  13. Oh yes! Where there’s a will, there’s a way, always!!
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  14. I have to agree. It’s been my experience that if you know the reason (the why) of your problem, you are better equipped to succeed. Knowing your true objective lets you recognize alternate solutions; essentially you can dodge obstacles (vs conquering them).
    Tim H recently posted…R is for Reykjavik – A to Z ChallengeMy Profile

  15. That was so well said. If we don’t understand our reasons then we’ll find excuses.

  16. Im on vaccation and I really didnt think I’ll be able to get my Q and R posts up!! But like u said people always find time to do what they want to do…and I did too and in time!
    The little princess recently posted…R for RomanceMy Profile

  17. So true! Positive thinking and having a reason to succeed are necessary to actually making it out there. Great post!

  18. Agreed. If we want something, we will find a way.
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  19. The Why is an excellent point. It’s “true north” as one writer says… Martha Beckman I think! Finding your why helps you know “how” to get there, even if the how isn’t immediately apparent.
    Courtney Turner (@mauijungalow) recently posted…Red Dirt and Other Housekeeping ChallengesMy Profile

  20. You make an excellent point. We need a compelling reason otherwise it won’t happen.

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  21. that’s beautifully said. Even though the questions arise, we need to find the reasons or solutions ourselves.
    Rajlakshmi recently posted…Yoga @ SunriseMy Profile

  22. Oh yes, to succeed one really needs to have strong reasons. Though I’ve seen people who are successful in jobs that they hate. Perhaps, it is their will to do well under any circumstances. A thought-provoking post!
    Rachna recently posted…Nutritionists near you in AhmedabadMy Profile

  23. I personally tend to get caught up in the “hows” so I can totally relate. I’m enjoying reading your A to Z posts.
    lidia varesco design (@lsvdesign) recently posted…R is for repeatMy Profile

  24. I totally agree with you there. It’s all in the mind. The way we want to look at it, it will turn out to be the same.Great post and I loved that quote. Inspiring!
    Parul recently posted…S for StereotypeMy Profile

  25. I so agree and I hate to say I’m not perfect at this by any means. I need to strengthen that muscle! 😉 Great quote by Jim Rohn and so true too! 🙂 <3
    elly stornebrink recently posted…#A to Z Challenge: R is for R&RMy Profile

  26. Rightly said, Shantala. The only reason I’m still striving to complete this A to Z is that I want to try to make a book out of the posts! Every day, my post is going live at about 15 minutes to the start of the next day! 😛
    As you said, if you have a reason strong enough for doing something, then you WILL do it.
    Kaddu recently posted…A to Z of Blogging: R – Readers #atozchallenge @AprilA2ZMy Profile

  27. Love will find a way. Love for a task will find the strongest way to get it done 🙂 Lovely post. As always.
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  28. True. What keeps us at a decision is our need and will power to want to accomplish the goal. If we aren’t serious enough about it then everything seems to become a problem along the way. As long as we are passionate about something, we tend to perceive those same obstacles as mere hindrances and overcome them easily. Thanks for sharing ! 🙂
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