I think about my future when I get sick of doing the work. One of my mentors always says “When you’re tired, think about your life when you’re an old man and your body no longer functions well. You’ll wish for the days in your youth when you felt exhausted.” Perks me right up. When you lack motivation, think about a future where you won’t have a say in whether or not you can do something. Your body just won’t allow you to and you’ll be stuck in your thoughts wondering what could’ve been.
This gave me such shivers, and I loved it. Thank you for writing this, Ayodeji!