An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming
Never forget what it took me a lifetime to learn: you have only one heart, be true to it
And as I was walking I thought: I will carry this wound forever. It’s not a question of getting over it or healing. No; it’s a question of learning to live with this transformation. For the loss is transformative, in good ways and in bad, a tangle of change that cannot be threaded into the usual narrative spools. It’s too central for that. It’s not an emergence from the cocoon, but a tree growing around an obstruction
-Meghan O’Rourke, The Long Goodbye: A Memoir
The things you take for granted someone else is praying for.
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” – Muhammad Ali