I have drawn something similar to this illustration years ago during college. The past image had the same characters, a lone stag, verses a great hulking dragon. That illustration showed the stag in mid battle, charging the fire spitting beast. This new illustration may have the same content, but it is a different portrayal of emotion.
It is a representation of standing firm before a looming shadow of change, fear, pain, or whatever monster you may be struggling with. The fact of the matter is, life is scary. You don't always have the strength to charge into battle. Sometimes, it is all you can do not to flee. To stand on shaking, trembling limbs and remain firm, even in the face of utter adversity.
Because there will be moments in life when you cannot move forward. Remind yourself that there is strength in standing still as well. You may not always have the ability to move forward, but don't let yourself be pushed back. Be proud of yourself for standing when you could so easily fall.
Different phases of life will challenge you in different ways...It is okay to be scared. Just don't give up. Stand firm, until you can take that next step.