The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough.
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch Warning: This might make you cry. It’s a nonfiction book about Pausch, who is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given a few months to live. Before he passed, he wrote this book about what being positive really means.