The best way to get to the top of the mountain is not to think about the top of the mountain.
Don’t measure how far you’ve gone. Don’t measure how far you have to go.
Don’t talk about what hurts. Don’t complain about the conditions of the trail.
Just keep taking steps forward. Upward.
Rest when you want to rest. It ain’t a race.
The mountaintop is always farther than you think, so focusing on reaching the top is usually accompanied by the disappointment of false summits.
In fact, it doesn’t really matter if you make it or not. (That’s the easiest way to be about it.)
Sure, the view is lovely from the top. It’s a very cool place to be.
But it’s fleeting. You’re not staying anyway.
And you still have to get down… it’s often just as challenging, but when you’re so focused on the top of the mountain, this is easily forgotten.
There’s always another mountain to climb, anyway.
There is no “done.”
So quit keeping score. Rushing is pointless. Just take in the moments.
And see where you end up.