If we take eternity not to be infinite temporal duration, but rather, timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. So take my hand, follow my lead, and I’ll show you what it’s like to live forever
Everyone can do it when it's easy. It's on the days that one can't find the strength, or when quitting would lessen the pain, or there isn't time, or there is something more enticing to do, it's the days where the bitter taste of failure has become unbearable-- that's when champions are made. He digs deep, he relishes the pain, he makes the time, he masters himself in his pursuit of the mastery of his craft, and finally, he swallows the medicine with every bitter lesson that comes with the heartbreak of failure and disappointment. He embraces it all. For he knows that it is only in that scorching fire that he can be forged to be the greatest he can be.
Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged. Rock bottom became the foundation from which I would build my dreams.