Sometimes I watch corny motivational videos on YouTube because life is hard, and sometimes a corny motivational video on YouTube is exactly what you need to get you through the day.
Anything worth doing in life is difficult. Anything worth doing in life is a brutal grind, unless you've been blessed with inordinate talent and luck. I've wanted to quit so many things so many times I honestly can't remember all the rock bottoms I've hit over the span of my life, even over the past year.
This past couple days I ran into another failure that absolutely ripped my guts out. Sometimes the most brutal thing is to give something your absolute all, literally every ounce of strength that you have, and to still come up short. It's not even that single failure that crushes your soul, but the cumulative toll of smashing against that wall and being completely unable to break through. You bounce back from the barrier in front of you, exhausted. You've just got nothing left.
And you want to quit so bad. To just throw in the fucking towel.
Except that little voice inside of you tells you to keep going. Stubborn motherfucker, that one.
Victory comes to those who are willing to suffer for it. Will is everything.
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Bret Easton Ellis