As a Christian growing up in the church, I always heard the pastor say, “you may see my glory, but you don’t know my story”. Meaning that, even though someone looks like they’ve won, you don’t know the process (or the hell) they went through to get the victory.
Knowing the story, telling the story and reliving the story are more important than the ending. When you make it to the top, it is critical that you share your story with others. It is in your story that you can inspire someone else to win and make it to the top with you.
Life has a way of repeating itself, so this won’t be the last time that you try to win and make it to the top. Remembering how you made it the first time, will carry over to how you can make it the next time.
“How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.”