'Constantly torn between “if it’s meant to be, it will be” and “if you want it, go get it”'

The truth is both. To live a full life you have to go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you can’t sit back and wait for success to happen to you. But you must also accept that comes with no guarantees; you won’t always get what you want; you won’t always win; you won’t always feel amazing. Your victory is in the way you continue to you show up and live your life on a daily basis, no matter what the results, trials, or tribulations.

There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors.
—  Tennessee Williams