When the day goes bad, when things don't work out, where do you go to find yourself?
We all have places, touchstones in out lives that let us remember who we are. These things, these symbols help us regain our sense of purpose when we feel it slipping away.
A powerful one for me is music. Listening to music gives me something I can lose my self in. A place where I can find myself.
We need these places that can bring back what is important to us when we are struggling, when things seem hopeless. It is the strength that comes from remembering who we are and what we want that can keep us going. Remembering why things are important to us reminds us why we are willing to suffer to achieve them.