We can do hard things


It is completely true. You can do hard things. All you need to do is take a little leap of faith and believe in yourself, and it is incredible what you can accomplish! When I started my graduate degree, I was scared. The very thought of taking thermodynamics, teaching labs, and writing a dissertation terrified me. These things were hard in my mind. But I was driven. I had the passion, and I told myself that I could do it. It was hard. There were tears of frustration, late nights and very early mornings filled with chemistry and math problems, end lab report writing and grading, preparing standards and unknowns for students, what seemed like endless experiments and statistics, and long days and nights typing away at a dissertation. But I did it. I did all of these hard things. You know how? I took each task one step at a time. I kept the big picture in mind while pushing forth and conquering one obstacle at a time. I did it. If I did it, you can do it. Maybe your hard things are different than mine, but that doesn’t make you less capable of completing them. I cannot begin to describe the satisfaction and confidence you will feel when you have accomplished your goals.

Believe it. You can do hard things. Together, we can do hard things.

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