Ita Buttrose said this was advice she was given, by a person she didn't name, when she was just starting out on her career. Nothing to do with cancer, but I thought it was relevant.....
Life’s rewards appear at the end and
not the beginning of the journey. There is no way I can foresee how many steps
it will take me to reach my goal. I will perhaps meet failure at the1000th step
and yet success will be there, hidden behind the last bend in the road. I will never know how close I am to it, if I
don’t turn the corner. I will always
take one more step. If this doesn’t work , I will take another and then
another. One step at a time is not so very difficult. I will persevere
until I succeed.