This is one of my favorite quotes of all time:
Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want something badly enough. They are there to keep out the other people.
– Randy Pausch
This quote is a good reminder for me today and everyday. It’s my encouragement when things are hard. Instead of getting frustrated, I try to use my stubbornness to my advantage. From rock climbing I’ve learned that I can get up just about anything if I stick with it long enough.
Randy Pausch was a Carnegie Mellon professor who passed away in 2008. Before he left us, Randy gave one last inspiring lecture on Achieving Your Childhood Dreams. It’s worth watching if you haven’t seen it already.