I've talked a lot about perseverance, courage. It's the will to keep forging ahead when you're tired, worn down, wondering if you can make it.
I draw an enormous amount of strength from stories of people who grind and grind and grind and finally make it where they want to be.
Like Danica Patrick.
After years of racing, coming close, but never winning a race, she won in Japan Sunday. It was a well-earned, well-deserved win.
These people are the reason I am optimistic. These people are the reason I do not succumb. They persevere and thrive, as do I.