No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it. Have an unrelenting belief that things will work out, that the long road has a purpose, that the things that you desire may not happen today, but they will happen. Continue to persist and persevere.
"And then he will turn out to be in love with someone else and you'll have to let him go... and it'll hurt like hell and you pray that she won't hurt him. But it's her who makes him happy not you. So you say goodbye to the best thing to ever happen to you."