These following two quotes remind me that the battle is hard. . . but the victory is oh so sweet!!!
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. . . than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.