I have been in a place where I have felt the need to just give up on everything I considered “my dream” , all my goals and new ventures because things got tough , things started moving slowly and I just got tired. It sometime feels like your stuck , do you get that feeling?
If you are going through it, just know it’s called “going through it,” you’re not going to get stuck there, you are not going to die, you are going to survive. – Mrs Knowles
There’s nothing wrong with feeling like this. We will all have days ( quite a lot actually) when we will feel unmotivated , unsatisfied and maybe even jealous of our friends progress. However one thing that will always keep you going is your “why”, which is why there should be a purpose to everything you do.
Our why must have some value and carry some weight. Because it is that which will drive you when you feel like giving up and throwing in the towel. ” I felt like it” or ” it became popular” is not a why that has value . Understanding and knowing your why should be the bedrock of whatever you do in life.
We also need to make sure that we never lose focus of our why because if we do we may begin to follow another’s why and that’s a dangerous path. No one wants to live in another’s shadow.
How do you rediscover your why? First ask yourself these four simple questions:
- Why do you do what you do?
- How do others benefit?
- If you stopped what you are doing will you still feel satisfied?
Write your why down and even create a vision board out of it. You can even go out of your way and share your why with your family and friends so that whenever you feel like giving up they can remind you of your “why”.
Whatever your why is , make today count towards your why.