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Ever since I was a child, my mom has worked herself to the bone trying to support my family. Going to work at 2:30 a.m. four nights in a row. Working 16 hours shifts and still coming home and taking care of us, providing what we need. Tirelessly working for her family without any concern for herself.
My mom is my why.
She’s the reason that I will squat until I can’t stand up anymore. She’s why I will write until I physically can’t keep my eyes open anymore. She’s the reason why I live my life under the mantra of sleep is the cousin of death because I cannot, no I will not sleep until my mom is taken care of.
In this past year, my family has endured a great deal, the details of which do not need to be disclosed here. Through it all, I promised her that I would take care of her. That when, not if, I make it, she can quit her job and live the rest of her life in peace. For my mom deserves the world and I will work until I can give it to her.
What is your why? What gets you up in the morning pissed off for greatness? What will drive you when the last thing you want to do is work?
If it’s not readily apparent, search the depths of your soul. Find the mantra of your life through deep introspection.
I caution you to avoid the superficial. Chasing the riches of the world will not sustain you. It will not create motivation when there is none to be found.
I promise you.
It will not wake you up to squat when you’re so sore you can’t get out of bed. It won’t fuel you when you’re halfway through a stadium, your lungs are on fire, and the last thing you want to do is finish.
Find something that gets you out of bed with a fire lit under your ass.
Find your why.