There will always be “leaders” who diminish those over whom they have power. There will always be people whose advancement means your demise. There will always be work-cultures that restrict the human spirit.
More important, however, is there will always be you. March past the cynics. Refuse to capitulate, to cede the more virtuous path. You have the power to resolve, to improve upon that which is incomplete, to build rather than destroy.
As you advance what you know to be true, you’ll lose your breath and your muscles will tire. Yet, you shorten your sorrow and fatigue not by leaving the matter, but by staying in the hard-won affair.
This is not a call for unbound positivity. This is an understanding that diligence, determination and an unrelenting focus on what’s possible is essential to a achieving a success the cynic doesn’t measure.
Do what you can in this moment . . . and in the next . . . and you will discover something brilliant: Another reason to believe in yourself. You are the genesis and genius of your change effort.