When I was 18 I was institutionalized. My ever ceasing mantra was that I was climbing life’s mountain. I would survive living in the psych-ward and get out. If I kept my eyes on those current surroundings despair would have filled me. It nearly did on occasions.
Today I am still climbing the mountain, each of us climbs our own obstacles. The trick is keeping your eye on the top. No matter what life throws, keep climbing, the top is just in reach.