No matter how hard you prepare. No matter how many nights you don't sleep. When you are at the moment, the moment that decides your fate. When the tables are turned against you. When you just want to say, 'I can't do this'. When you want to turn around and cry like a child at your failure. It's at this moment that you need to realize the hard work you've put it. The shit you've dealt with to get here. And you need to say, you won't fucking give up. It may seem impossible but you WON'T FUCKING GIVE UP. And then you'll see the light at the end of the tunnel. It'll be the blinding light that you've found. It'll be your eureka moment. Not some shitting light someone else flashed. Not something that was handed down. This is when you realize that all the years of hard-work matter. All your tears, all the pain, all the hatred you've felt mattered. Every emotion that you channelized to make your self a better person mattered. Living each day to be a better person mattered. Fighting the only evil that really matters, laziness. You've not just read quotes. You've been inspired by them and you've done something useful. You can turn around and say, fuck you I can do this. You can say fuck you to everyone who said it was impossible. You've become a man. You've pushed the roller-coaster that is life. It wasn't operated by anyone. There were a few pushes by people here and there. But the force was yours, the emotion that started it was yours. It was pushed by you. And you should be proud of it. It's your destiny and you dug through your downfall using a spoon.
PS: Years of efforts get you under the spotlight but you just have 15 minutes to prove yourself.