Now imagine what it's like to struggle through hardship and disappointment and to finally see your greatest dream manifest before your eyes. Imagine stepping into the life that you've always wanted through your own effort and persistence. This is a feeling that's worth it all. I'm going to let you in on a little secret. It's all inside of you. Everything that you need is already there. The only thing holding you back is fear.
Here's the truth... Fear is a liar. Fear would have you believe that you're not good enough. Fear reminds you of how far you have to go and of all of your inadequacies. It's all a lie. It was never meant to be easy. No one starts at the top of the mountain, but the important thing to remember is that the view from the top is only as incredible as the struggle that got you there.
Each day you write another page of your story. The life that you experience today and the legacy that you leave behind is determined by you and you alone. Yeah, we could all play the victim. We've all got reasons to feel sorry for ourselves; but is this going to get you anywhere? The truth is, when we continue to play the victim day after day we are only perpetuating the life that we don't want into the future. The only answer is to assume complete responsibility for ourselves and focus on what we want rather than what we don't want. Only you can change your life.
You might be saying, "I don't even know where to begin." Where you begin is not as important as making the commitment to begin. As expressed by Lao Tzu, "the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Begin to visualize what you want in your life and get to work. Prepare yourself for disappointment, hopelessness, rejection, and hardship. Nothing worth having is going to come easy; but every day that you persist you will get another step closer. Bruce Lee once asserted that we should never fear failure, explaining that "in great attempts it is glorious even to fail."