“Why?” is THE question.
Drill down to your Why.
You may find you have to rethink everything.
Discard the superficial answers—the ones handed to you by others and the ones that don’t hold up to the scrutiny of brutally honest inquiry and genuine, everything’s-on-the-table curiosity.
Once you’ve found answers to your Why, answers that are legitimately your own, you have a foundation that can help you persevere no matter what circumstances you encounter.
*Two things: Victor Frankl walked the walk as a concentration camp survivor in World War II. His book, Man’s Search for Meaning, is a true gem of insight and wisdom.
And, this @dailystoic Twitter stream is excellent. It’s connected to Ryan Holiday’s forthcoming book, The Daily Stoic, which is a sort of daily devotional of Stoic wisdom and encouragement.