I recently came across a lecture by Randy Pausch, who was a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. At the age of 46 he was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer when he gave his last lecture.
There is a quote from the lecture that I just absolutely love:
“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people.”
“Other people” are most people. You better be damn sure you’re not the “other people”, because they’re the ones that just complain, play the victim and then give up!