What do you strive for in life? If you know what you want, then you know what it will take to get there. It will be tough, it will be difficult, but you are tougher.

Storms will come, but like Dave Jacobs said "You are either entering, in the middle of, or leaving a storm." So it is actually YOU who decides how long you want to stay in it. Don't stay too long pitying yourself, looking for handouts or waiting for that winning lottery ticket to save you. You are the hero of your story, and its time to act like it.

Take the most deliberate action you can take. This is your dream, this is serious. Your dream is SERIOUS.