Maybe this is a little cheesy or whatever, but I find this week's quote, from George R.R. Martin's story The Hedge Knight, to be inspirational and a good reminder that you have to work hard to achieve your dreams. It comes from the thoughts a young, unproven hedge knight named Dunk as he rides to a tourney, where he hopes to defeat at least one opponent, impress one lord or another, and earn his place at a castle:
I must earn my place in that company. If I fight well, some lord may take me into his household. I will ride in noble company then, and eat fresh meat every night in a castle hall, and raise my own pavilion at tourneys. But first I must do well.