Why are you working so hard? Why are you working so hard for so long? Why are you working so hard, for so long, with so many hurdles?
Because if it is easy, it is not fun.
Easy usually provides instant satisfaction. An easy game, easy assignment or even an easy date will grant you that rush that you get from an accomplishment. But what is after this? Back to nothing. Back to finding these easy tasks. They burn quick and they bring little heat.
When we are faced with a tremendous task, we plan, build, visualize, evolve and achieve. You lay down these logs one by one carefully, to create this long-lasting fire that engulfs your body with pride, confidence and ongoing satisfaction.
This is the 10K. Not a sprint, but a marathon. Enjoy every step of the way.