Now you start to climb. As you go higher, the trees and undergrowth get progressively less dense, which tends to make the going easier. On the other hand, the air gets thinner, and that tends to make the ascent harder. What’s more, the higher you go, the less likely you are to meet guides who can help you find your way. Eventually, you are out on your own. Now a single slip may lead to a major fall.
But if you make it to the top, the sense of accomplishment is immense. All the pain of the climb is forgotten in the moment that first rush of success sweeps over you. And the view is breathtaking. From here, at the top of the mountain, you can look down and can see the way you have come, including all your false steps. You can also get a good sense of the terrain below you. As a result, when you are back in the valley, searching for the next peak to climb, things will probably be a bit easier. The next time you will start with the kind of global understanding that comes only from having scaled a large peak and looked down from the summit.
–The Millennium Problems
Nice quote and description =)
Now that I have to face that mountain, keep struggling, and in the end get on top of that mountain, survive. Smile.