We all have days when we hit a wall.  We wonder, “Can I actually do this?  Why is it so hard?  Why do others seem to succeed while I keep falling short?”

If everything happened easily, we would never become all that we were meant to be.

As U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming, but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

While daring greatly.  If you have fear in your heart as you strive to achieve, you are half way there.  Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.  Do not doubt yourself.  Doubt those who doubt you.

You may have hit a wall.  But you have the strength in you to climb over it.  Because you are in the arena.  You are doing the things.  And your day will come.