When the path becomes difficult, that's
no reason to give up. In fact, it means you're making real
progress. The mountain becomes more rugged and steep the
closer you get to the summit. Keep going, keep climbing,
keep making the effort, and soon you'll find yourself reaching
The challenges you encounter are unquestionable
proof that you're making a positive difference. Make use
of those challenges, not as an excuse to stop, but rather
as a platform from which to push forward.
For the greatest
achievements come in response to the greatest challenges.
When the going gets rough, you are most certainly in the
presence of profound opportunity.
When there is much that
must be done, there is enormous value waiting to be created.
Step boldly forward and claim that value.
Whatever may come,
whatever may seem to block your path, choose to keep moving.
There are truly magnificent rewards just on the other side
of your persistent efforts.
-- Ralph Marston