The key to success: Show up, every day, rain or shine, just show up. Be the kid that picks up a book off the floor, or pushes in that chair that someone neglected to push in. Make that little extra effort to do a good job. Pretend like someone’s always watching, because someone always is. They’re gonna see you do that little thing and say “that’s who I wanna manage, that’s who’s gonna get be promotion.” So no sick days, show up, and do your job. That’s how you’re gonna get far in life.
Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It’s just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.
By Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things (via ohteenscanrelate)