I was grocery shopping when I noticed a gray push cart - the kind used to restock shelves with returned items. What caught my attention was a double 5" x 7" acrylic photo frame. Two cherubic faces looked up at me.
I never saw the person who pushed the cart. But I spent some time wondering about her (or him). If she is not management, she probably doesn't make much more than minimum wage. Pushing a cart around on a hard floor for 40 hours a week can't be fun. Knowing your labor grosses less than $300/week would only add insult to injury. Maybe on the tougher days, those photos of her children or grandchildren motivate her to continue - to shelve one more item, to work one more hour, to come back tomorrow and do it all over again.
On your tough days - those days when you feel like quitting - what motivates you to keep going? How do you know when it's time to quit motivating and move on?