The path to pursuing our dreams is never an easy one. There are always setbacks, challenges and unforeseen obstacles that get in our way. Despite our best efforts, we get knocked down again and again and again.
Faith is what keeps us going. Faith that we will achieve our dream. Faith gives us the power to persevere, to keep pushing forward when all seems lost. Without our capacity for faith, we would quit when the going gets tough.
We cannot, however, close our eyes to the challenges and obstacles that lay before us. We can’t pretend they don’t exist – they do. We can’t hope they will just go away – they won’t.
We must look ahead with open eyes as we confront our challenges and obstacles head on. This is not easy. It’s hard to admit our challenges are daunting, and continually explore new ways to overcome them. It is hard to struggle in the face of adversity.
Hard, but almost always worth it. Because the struggle makes us stronger, and because we are at our best when we pursue our dreams.