I was listening to sports radio during my drive in the other day and the discussion was on maintaining motivation. I am truly fascinated by sports (some would say fanatical) because the idea of someone dedicating their whole lives to perfecting a talent is amazing to me. It takes a special kind of person to sacrifice the way athletes do. Yes, there are big pay offs, but there are also tremendous sacrifices made along the way. And in order to justify the sacrifices, you not only need dedication to your craft, but you also need an ability to stay intensely motivated.
Or you’ll simply fall flat.