… your life who care about you and your success, but the key takeaway at this stage in life is this: You cannot depend on other people to bear your burdens for you. Self-pity won’t help you. Perseverance will. So, the next time you are feeling sorry for yourself, feeling beat down, burnt out, or both down and out, recite this quote out loud to yourself. Then, pick up the pieces and get back to work.