My husband and I do quite a bit of hiking. We enjoy it. On almost every hike of more than a few miles, however, I reach a point where I wonder, “What the heck was I thinking?!”
When the trail gets tough (or tougher) and I get hot, tired, and hungry, it can be difficult to remember why I am doing it. Every time, though, we get to the end of the trail and there is a phenomenal view or other reward. There is also the satisfaction of reaching the end, of finishing the goal.
Life is like a hike. Life, like a trail, can get rough. If we persevere, however, and continue on whether we feel like it or not, we will be rewarded. It will be worth it.