Life is a school we learn through struggles and not through the easy way all the time. In this school, one virtue that can help us arrive at our destination is patience and perseverance.

Patience, as many see it, is not about waiting; it’s the ability to keep a good attitude despite the ups and downs of life. Perseverance is keeping doing it again until your dreams and desires are realized. So if you’re going to try at all, put in the time, energy and your all and go all the way. If you won.t put all your all, you need not at in the first place.

This could mean losing stability and comfort for a while, and maybe even your mind and relations on occasion. It could mean not eating well, or sleeping well for weeks on end. It could mean stretching your comfort zone so thin it gives you a nonstop case of the chills. It could mean sacrificing relationships and all that’s familiar.

It could mean accepting ridicule from your peers. It could mean lots of time alone in solitude. Solitude, though, is the gift that makes great things possible. It gives you the space you need. Everything else is a test of your determination, of how much you really want it.

And if you want it, you’ll do it, despite failure and rejection and the odds. And every step will feel better than anything else you can imagine. You will realize that the struggle is not found on the path, it is the path. And it’s worth it. So if you’re going to try, go all the way. There’s no better feeling in the world… there’s no better feeling than knowing what it means to alive. Trying, keeping focus despite all makes you a winner. If nothing else, you learn a lesson which makes you a better person.

Remember that every little struggle is a step forward to your destination. At the end when you refuse to give, success will knock at your door.