It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
Difficult roads always lead to beautiful destinations.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you but no one can walk it for you.
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
Thich Nhat Hanh
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.
The truth is that the world is full of dragons, and none of us are as powerful or cool as we’d like to be. And that sucks. But when you’re confronted with that fact, you can either crawl into a hole and quit, or you can get out there, take off your shoes, and Bilbo it up.
There is no final victory, as there is no final defeat. There is just the same battle. To be fought, over and over again. So toughen up, bloody toughen up.