Michael Hyatt had an interesting piece on his blog about what he does when he is tempted to quit.
He asks himself an important question: “Why am i doing this?”
It’s a valuable question. And he applies it in all phases of his life, as you will find when you read his piece.
i have a similar question i ask myself, one that was born out of the intense struggle to break free from my porn addiction years ago.
When i am tempted to quit, i ask: “What kind of man do i want to be?
This question makes a huge difference for me in all the different situations of my life. When i am tempted to back off from responsibility. When i am tempted to avoid a tough relational situation. When i am tempted to go back to porn.
The crucial question that comes to my heart is: “What kind of man do i want to be?
i had a moment over the summer in which this question made a significant difference when i was in the middle of a very difficult half-marathon. It was crucial moment. You can read about how that race was a metaphor for the journey of freedom.