This isn’t new but it’s something that I always keep with me in my career: “Will they miss you if you’re gone?”
I learned this one through a weekly email I used to send out that actually converted somewhat well. It started out with a whole plan about creating a character and a story but it just never panned out. The work wasn’t necessary, the email had a low open rate, and I honestly started to think that people weren’t reading it. So one weekend I decided to not send it and see if it even caused a mild ruckus, or even had one person ask for it. Not a soul wondered what happened to it.
If you’re going to push through the dip you have to know what you’re getting yourself into before you start. I didn’t plan and I wasn’t prepared to make things happen. Lesson learned. Always push, always grow.