The cross is a metaphor for the hardships we must carry with us each day.
It is a reminder to show us that because we are human, we can overcome anything.
And it's in the discipline of tactics that will get you to the level you want to be. It's your decision what level that is.
The hardest part about being you, is being the same you over and over again.
When was the last time you held yourself to a morning routine? Or flip it, and list out what you have taken away from your consumption in order to improve?
Look forward to the life you wish to lead, and choose what you will take on, and what you will leave behind.