If you want to stay motivated through all the hard times in your football career, you need to find your why. What I mean by this is, you need to find your purpose for doing what you are doing. First, you need to find out what your ultimate goal is. For me this is playing in the Premier League. Then you need to look at what you have to do to get to that goal. In my case it is: I want to become the best soccer player I can be. This is my why. Now, if I am ever feeling unmotivated or down about something, I can remember my why. This puts everything into perspective and reminds me of why I started this journey and also where I want to end up. This is a great tactic to use if you ever feel like you need that extra little bit of motivation.
I would love to hear what your why is as well. In the comments below, leave your why!