When there is no land in sight;
When you are daunted by the task ahead.
Take your eyes off of the raging water;
Lift up your gaze to the wind, and realize that there is more.
Forget the past, and take the first step down the trail;
Take one more step, and after that another.
And when your faith falters, which it inevitably will;
When you fall into the mud:
Do not stare at your scraped and bloodied hands.
Push away self pity.
Stand back on your feet, breathe in eternity and fix your eyes again to the heavens;
Press forward, and do not fail.