“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.”
“I am so proud of you. Despite all the hardships, you persisted, you endured, you never quit, you persevered, you kept going, you never gave up, you stayed on course, you prevailed. I am so proud of you.”
“To persevere in an action until it becomes sincere is more difficult than performing the action itself, and sincerity of action lies in this that you should not desire anyone to praise you for it except God Almighty.”
-Imam Hussain (as)
al-Kafi, bab al-’ikhlas, hadith No.4.