“You can be anything you want to be.” How many times have you heard that in your lifetime? If you’re like me, it’s more times than you care to count, but is it true? Can you truly be anything you want to be? Yes, is the short answer, but I will be honest—it takes more than a simple affirmation for dreams to come true. It takes mental toughness, a determination to stay the course no matter the setbacks. Yes, this means more often than not, the things we want will not be easy to achieve. But the only way to know if the path you chose for yourself will make you happy is to start walking. Develop a strong inner belief in yourself—you will need it for those worthwhile struggles ahead.