“Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
It takes a lot of effort to keep pushing forward, advancing consistently towards a goal. It can even take a lot of work to just remain stagnant, as with keeping a bike balanced. But often what is hardest to do is to simply start.
Beyond even that is the ability to start over repeatedly. To begin again and again as needed. To get back up after you’ve fallen gets harder and harder every time, but if you can stick with it, you’ll only see your strength build and build.