“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”

Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Dear one,

Obstacles are not always there to stop us from getting what we want. Sometimes they only exist to slow us down so that we have time to pause. It is in this pause that we decide how much we want the thing we were going for and ultimately, whether that thing is worth the effort it will require to overcome the thing that is standing in your way.

Honor the pause, go after what you truly want, and never forget that I love you.


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Michael Nolan is The Sentimental Dom. He wants you to keep your chin up, treat everyone with dignity, compassion, and respect, and drink more water.

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