Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for about five minutes, perhaps repeating a word or phrase to separate yourself from the activities of the day. When you feel settled and relaxed, consider:
- What in your life have you worked at the longest?
- Why do you think you have devoted such a long time to this particular endeavor?
- What kept you going when you felt discouraged?
- What rewards have you gotten from the duration of your effort?