"If you're going through hell, keep going."
- Winston Churchill
Life isn’t pretty and it certainly isn’t always perfect. We live in a world full of chaos where terrible things happen to great people, the good guy often finishes last and where hard work, honesty and discipline are almost frowned upon. Choose to do what is right anyways. A good and easy life has been promised to no one, and I think that is often what some may assume is the dream. The dream is to do what is right in the face of convenience, the dream is to embody something greater to those who know you best and closest. The dream is to simply be known as one who made hard right decisions vs. easy wrong decisions. With all of those aspects comes great discipline, hard work, trust but mainly perseverance. Sometimes for many people out there, this life can have the feeling and appearance of hell. The bright spot of all that is that time is momentary as seconds and minutes pass they are of the past and the only moment we own is the present, so just keep going. The quote above to “keep going” couldn’t be more true, no matter the circumstance you can find a brighter time, a better resolve and happier place if you just keep going. If you know someone who is struggling and at a point where life is hard, sometimes it is your calling/responsibility to pick them up and put them on your back, whatever gets them out of where they are.
In this life it is easy to only fixate on ourselves and what we are going through. Take a look around, see if someone could use your help and help them keep going. Rise up, Rise together.