photo by Celeste
“Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?” he heard his own voice saying, small and far away.
And his father’s voice replied to him. “That is the only time a man can be brave.”
-George R. R. Martin A Game of Thrones
We’re all going through some really trying times right now and always. Looking on these great heroes in our realms, successful professionals in our fields, your goals seem so far away and unattainable, with so many of these difficult moments as obstacles in the way. Even though it is in the most difficult moments that it seems easiest to quit, it’s also in defeating those moments that make us the most courageous, the most powerful, the most creative, the most successful, the most heroic.
Soon it will be you that everyone looks on with jealousy, and they have no idea what difficult struggles you went through to get where you are, and all the difficult struggles you’re still facing to get where you ultimately want to go. We’re all just star-struck.
Strive on aspiring heroes!