The journey from Kamakura to Kyoto takes twelve days. If you travel for eleven but stop with only one day remaining, how can you admire the moon over the capital?

–Nichiren Daishonin, Letter to Niike


While this encouraging quote from the 13th century relates to continuing diligence in matters of faith, it always encouraged me to keep on, keepin’ on in all areas of my life. Don’t give in to negativity, whether internal or external, if you want to realize your dreams. Basically, don’t give up!