Band of Brothers: Why We Fight

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The word for this one is MOTIVATION.

As the war nears its end, different motives emerge:

  • Some of the men are driven by patriotism and duty.
  • Some are looking for loot.
  • Some want to hook up with girls.
  • Some are bitter, disillusioned, and just want to go home.

And then they find this.

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Who are these people? Why are they here? How can we help?

Suddenly, everything comes into focus. As they liberate the prisoners and hear their stories, they realize that this is why they fight.

You were put on this earth to do something meaningful with your life. There are people who need what you have to give. But along the way it’s easy to become distracted, discouraged, and derailed. We all experience it.

The difference maker is your WHY. What’s your motivation when the hours get long, the critics get loud, the progress seems slow, and you feel all alone? What keeps you from quitting? What stops you from becoming bitter, self-centered, and entitled? Why are you doing this again? Who’s it all for? What’s it all about?

If you feel like you’ve lost the plot, consider setting aside some time to reflect on why you began your journey in the first place. Does that motivation still move you? Is it something that’s still worth fighting for?

If so, write down your WHY and place it somewhere you can see it every day. Keep it at the forefront of your mind so that you remember the point of it all and stay on track. Be crystal clear on why you’re doing what you’re doing. Then keep moving forward.

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Author: Dave Mierau (Meer-oh)

Christ follower, family man, lifelong learner.

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