I often wonder why reaching my dream is so difficult. Sometimes I just want to give up and find another dream that's easy. This quote hits the bone. You say, "it's cliche". I say, "it's very true".
Success is a journey. Let's take for example the lottery ticket winners. There are several studies and reports of people who won hundreds of millions of dollars on a lotto ticket yet a year after has gone back to where they were. Nada. Broke. Zero. As Miley Cyrus would sing it, "it's the climb!!!!". Hehe Yes, It's the journey - the attitude you develop, the insights, the network, the PR - that made you successful. Why is it so hard? Because they are designed to stop people who don't want it badly enough. Be patient. Be true. Don't bribe. Don't find shortcuts. Go through the journey. When you look back, you'd be laughing at it and feel proud.
Oftentimes when I need inpiration, I find myself lifted up by the humurous cartoons from zenpencils like this one. Thank you, Gavin. I hope I will meet you soon.