“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.” – Winston Churchill
I’ve made it a point lately to take the stairs rather than the elevator whenever possible and I must say that I initially met the challenge I set for myself with a modicum of dread. The first few days were a little tough and the elevator button was a little tempting, but I soon found myself looking forward to the invigoration that rewards such effort.
If you set out each day to make progress in any area of your life, you’ll eventually find yourself enjoying the climb more throughly. The shift in perspective is a result of conditioning, that is, deliberate work to overcome the inertia of lethargy and the inevitable setbacks. It takes time but if you persevere you’ll tap into the experience so well described as the “joy and glory of the climb”!