"Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere, and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles — a delight in climbing rugged paths, which you would perhaps never know if you did not sometime slip backward — if the road was always smooth and pleasant. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. Sometime, somewhere, somehow we shall find that which we seek." — Helen Keller
In your journey toward a true livelihood, in creating a meaningful, honest, and joyful business, you will encounter rugged paths.
You will face uncertainty.
You will experience overwhelm.
You will almost certainly experience some failure (I don't know any successful business person who hasn't had many of those!)
In those moments, think of Helen Keller, and other heroes and saints who encourage you. They are rooting for you. Be of good cheer. It is true you're on a challenging journey, but it is absolutely worthwhile.
The journey itself is worth taking, so don't get fixated on whether you have success or failure today. Celebrate the fact that you are on the journey, that you have made progress up until now. And know that every step of the way, you are building your skills, your muscles of willpower and courage.
And keep coming back to the inspiration that lifts you up.
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