One of the strongest tools to develop in leadership, which includes leading your own life, is to know your Why. Your Why is your higher purpose. It is the reason you do anything. Most people do not have their Why in place. They have good ideas and maybe even good intentions but without having their Why in place, can not sustain what they are doing . They quickly get distracted by a new idea and then lack follow through.
The following video gives an explanation as to the purpose of starting with a good Why.