If we are going to be successful, however we happen to define success for ourselves, our why has to be greater than our why not.
We can do something we do not want to do for a while, but if our underlying reason for doing this thing is not meaningful enough to us or our core purpose, our efforts will not be sustainable.
When things become to difficult, when we face too much resistance, or when we are exhausted, frustrated, or overwhelmed, our why is what carries us through.
Life will give us more than enough why nots.
Reasons to quit are plentiful and easy to come by.
We only need one good why, however, and this why is ours alone to discover, nourish, and protect as the rare and precious gift that it is.
‘Why Over Why Not’ by Robert Van Valkenburgh
HOLISTIC BUDO: As in Life, so too it is in Budo. As in Budo, so too it is in Life.