When you're down and disappointed, it's easy for your purpose, your why, to get clouded in doubt and fear. It's easy to look at the problems and lose sight of your purpose. Remember your why. Look beyond your problems, doubts, and fears. Your purpose will give you strength and courage to go on.
On the other hand, when you're happy and overwhelmed with joy, success, and small wins, it's also easy to lose sight of the bigger win, the real reason why you started, and get distracted by victories that will not, in any way, bring you closer to the bigger win. For example, pursuing your bigger win, your purpose, will lead to small wins along the way. The small wins get people's attention. People's attention feels wonderful. It feels overwhelming. It feels so great that you want more and more of it. (I would know. I'm a people-pleaser.) Then, you might be tempted to chase after it instead of your bigger win. Remember your bigger win. Don't lose sight of it.
Never forget it. As you begin a new work week, ask yourself, "Why did I start doing this in the first place?"
[31 Day Challenge Update] I'm not hungry enough to wake up early again. I must admit. I forgot my why. Now, I remember that it's not so much about productivity. It's because I want to wake up early to pray, to hear mass everyday, and to connect with God first thing in the morning. Now, I'm hungry again. But, I hope I don't lose sight of my why as I go through this day. How about you? What's your why for your challenge?