9. Share a quote that inspires or motivates you.
“There’s no such thing as the light at the end of the tunnel. You must realize that you are the light.”
–The Better Man Project
Lately, this quote has been really inspiring me. We often think about working hard to get to the end of something, to reach the victory. “The light at the end of the tunnel” is that thing that we work towards, hoping that our journeys will come to a glorious end after all our work, but the truth is that we are that light. We are our own hope, our own sign of success. The journey through that tunnel is exactly what makes us bright. We learn and we adventure and in our path, we leave light.
Whether you are working away at a cubicle or at a classroom desk, you are illuminating a path. Perhaps someone will follow that path, or perhaps you will simply be able to look back and clearly reflect on just how far you have come. No one else can be the light; they can only make you shine brighter. This quote tells us that we are the hope and the light that shines on our own lives, and I think that is a rather beautiful –and liberating– thing.