When you don't see results from your hard work, it is easy to get discouraged. Frustration mounts without visible progress. Looking at a mountain from the bottom of the climb seems insurmountable. You have to start somewhere.
The walk we take most days is a steep climb.
The beginning curve is a tough warm-up, then it levels off for a block or two.
Then, another slow, steady climb.
Keep on, keep traveling forward, upward, trying new things. Don't just give up and go back to the old, unproductive patterns and habits. Be willing to change and grow. Stretch those muscles.
The climb gets steeper as we confront more challenges in life, more surprises hidden around each bend in the road. Keep traveling on, one foot in front of the other, one step at a time.
Another climb, another corner to turn.
Up, up and up to new heights, discovering new strengths and abilities within ourselves.
One more push, one more effort to power through.
The end is in sight!
We breathe heavily and our legs ache and tingle, but the top gives us a great feeling of accomplishment, and the reminder to climb above and beyond discouragement. Keep moving forward toward your goals, whatever they are. Keep climbing. The view from the top is worth it!