Life can be tough. You are tougher.
The competition can be fierce. You are fiercer.
The hurdles can be significant. You are building something of significance.
Nobody said that life is easy.
That you can get what you want by just coasting along.
In any worthwhile endeavor, there will be obstacles and pitfalls all around.
As Jules riffed from Ezekiel, “the path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.”
And, of course, when I say “you,” I mean “we.”
We are tougher. We are fiercer. We are building something of significance.
And when we reach out from our comfort zone, when we take a risk – the world reacts.
It may react positively, it may react negatively.
This is out of our control. Completely.
But we aren’t fighting for them. We don’t need their approval.
This art we are creating, this life that we are building, these relationships that we are building.
We do it for us. For our inner self. From our place of strength.
We stretch ourselves because we know this is the one shot we have at life.
This marathon called life only happens once.
This is our shot. And we will take it together.