I love this quote for so many reasons. It puts into words something I've been thinking about a lot lately. Big things are hard, big things take time. Good things require effort, good things need care. As I think about my future, there are so many things I dream about. Big things, big dreams. But almost instantly, I feel scared away by the amount of risk, effort, and work it might take. I think about all the ways I might fail, I think about all the time and tears it might take. I start to think about saying, "Nevermind." But then I remind myself that if its big, if its important, and if its something few people do, then it's going to take time and hard work. It's going to require risk and pushing through my fears. Because, the good things, the important things, the meaningful things, well, they matter. And things that matter don't come easy.
So today I challenge us. To work hard, to take risks, to push through our fears. Because our hopes and our dreams may be big and scary, but they matter. And when things matter, we've got to go for them with all we've got.