If You Don’t Know… Find It Fast
Seems like a harmless question.
Simple to answer, at least at first…
But then, when you really start to think about it – you realize it’s a lot more complicated than you first thought.
There’s your students; I mean, you certainly care about them.
And then, there’s your family. You want to provide for and support them.
And also, there’s your style and your love for the martial arts. You teach because you enjoy sharing something you love.
But the fact remains…
None of that may be THE reason. Your primary motivation. The one that keeps you up late at night. The one that has you awake in the early hours of the morning, writing down ideas and planning ahead.
But, that’s the motivating factor that WILL see you through the tough times. The times when you just want to give up. The times when you are ready to throw in the towel.
It’s the factor that makes you go another day, when you feel like you’ll never realize it.
You need a primary motivation that is that strong. And if you don’t have one, well…
You’d better find one fast. Because being in business is rough. Oh sure, it has its rewards. But getting there is often a long and difficult road.
Call it a “burning desire”, your “inner fire”, your passion, your raison d’etre… whatever.
Just know that it’s important to find it, to kindle it, and to keep it strong.
Because it’s probably the one thing that will keep you going until you reach your goals.