Your mind wants to grow so you have to feed it. Your mind doesn’t ask “what have you done for me lately?”, it asks “what have you done for me today?” You have to apply pressure to things in order to make them grow.
When you are in the hurt locker, you have to take great pleasure in the fact that no one wants to be where the fuck you are right now. Take great pleasure knowing that your mind is stronger than the conditions being put in front of you.
When it’s cold outside, I must go on.
When I’m tired from a bad nights sleep, I must go on.
When I look in the sky and the clouds say rain is coming, I must go on.
When day is too hot, I must go on.
When I lose my job, I must go on.
When my spouse leaves me, I must go on.
When death hits close to home, I must go on.
Because no one else wants to, I must go on!
Life is fucking relentless, I must go on!
At the end of this journey, there may not be a pot of gold but there will be a shit ton of self-respect! A lot of people in life are very successful but I think very few are fulfilled. Fulfillment comes when you know you tried your hardest and have given your absolute best when responding to life with “I must go on!”