Upon the wreckage of yesterday
Design the structure of tomorrow.
Lay strong cornerstones of purpose.
Prepare great blocks of wisdom, cut from past despair.
Shape mighty pillars of resolve.
Set them deep in the tear-stained mortar of regret.
Continue with patience. The work is slow.
But every day, the building of your life goes on.
In yourself — believe.
And all you desire, you shall achieve.
(adapted from an old poem I found)