Especially when things get tough and thoughts about quitting start creeping into your head. This was a hard lesson I had to learn from having lost motivation doing many things I thought I was “committed” to. Like my definition for love, the meaning of commitment has evolved a lot throughout the years.
One thing I’ve learned is you must have a strong reason as to WHY you are doing something. Because if your WHY is flimsy, you’ll give up soon as things get difficult. So you need a damn good reason WHY, and when you feel like giving up, you need to remind yourself of that WHY.
Your WHY is the backbone of your journey. Your WHY will also evolve as you continue to grow. Quitting in the early stages and finding out something wasn’t meant for you, is in fact, part of the process of refining your WHY. So, find your WHY, strengthen your WHY, and then use your WHY to your advantage when times get tough. (I just used the word “why” way too many times).
by Jason Lam