What keeps you going in tough times?

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Writing is not easy. Especially after coming back from work after 14 hours. 

It’s tiring. Mind goes blank. 

I need to think of a topic which you, my reader will find it useful and inspiring. I need to write content which will make you take action.
I am not a genius. Maybe you are not too. But it doesn’t matter. A person who is not really into art, appreciated my craft work. Even though I am not a top writer, some of you feel inspired. By creating daily, I am able to make it useful for someone.
If you want to hear the truth, it’s not for you that I write. I am selfish. I write daily for myself. It comes under sticking to my habits. I feel so happy when I make a new piece of art. I feel happy when I put down my thoughts on the paper. It feels good. It is liberating and enthralling.
I don’t feel the same level of happiness when I receive my salary for my full time work. But I feel happy and satisfied for writing this article. I don’t get paid for this. It is not even reaching as many people as it should. But it will inspire at least one of you. You will show up at your passion just like I do.

I want you to work on your passion just like I do. Not for your end users. But for yourself. You will realize that pursuing passion is not easy. You will neither have money nor appreciators. There will be days when you will fall in love with what you do. There will be days when you will hate yourself altogether. It doesn’t matter. 
I have had sore muscles since the past few days. If there are no micro tears of muscles, how do they grow? Working out is not easy.
If something is easy, remember that you are not growing.
This article is neither a ranting article nor a self-boasting article.
The only aim of this is tp persuade you to show up at your passion.
When I was working for 14 hours a day, I used to come back home at 12 in the night and prepare for MBA exams for an hour. I was passionate about the preparation. I wanted it really bad.
If you ever find yourself giving an excuse or blame, you are not really passionate about it.
May be you are superficially passionate but that will not help you anyway. You need to build habits to help that passion sustain.
Habits work on a ‘ Remainder, routine, reward’ cycle. But there will be days when you get reminder and there will be rewards but you will not have the energy to push yourself to do the routine. Make the reward stronger. Crave more for the reward.
I have signed up for a 30 day blogging challenge and I am publishing this today, just because I want to live up to my word.
Hope this article helps you too to pursue your dreams on a tiring day.

Let us know what keeps you going in tough times in the comment section.

Happy working on your dreams!

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