We must overcome all adversity. The only reason for a person to exist is to be the best they can be. If you don’t have any desire to be the best that you can be in every single phase of your life, you need to check your values. This attitude will develop perseverance. -Lou
The choices that you make each and every day make the person you are in the long run. By choosing to be the best you can be today, you will be the best you can be in the future. Sometimes I struggle to balance living "one day at a time" and looking toward the person I want to be in the future. But truly, you have to do both at the same time. By making small choices today, you will aggregately be the person you want to be in the future. You can't live passively in the day and expect to be something more than less than what you could be in the future.