The end of the trail, the top of the mountain, the mouth of the river. Reaching the end goal feels good, and the payoff is great.

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Antonin Sertillanges once said:

“The reward of a work is to have produced it;…”.

The end itself is not the entire achievement, but rather it is the culmination of the journey made, the effort exerted, and the finish line that generates the reward. Accessibility is inversely proportional to the reward. The harder it is or the longer it takes to get, the greater the reward will be. Oddly enough, the greater the reward, the fewer the amount of people that have been there.

Burger Peak, Pine Valley Mountain (10,320 feet)Burger Peak, Pine Valley Mountain (10,320 feet)

Burger Peak, Pine Valley Mountain (10,320 feet)

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The view from the top is almost always better than the view from the bottom The fact that the path you are taking is paved by fewer and fewer footprints is not reason to give up and turn around. It is simply an illustration of your title as an adventurer. And as such, you are willing to continue beyond the line where others have given up in order to reach your ultimate goals. Make it to the end. Reach the top. You’ll be happy you did! If there are any doubts, please refer to the graph below for an accurate analysis.

Finding Reward In Achievement

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