A friend of mine and I were talking about this topic.
Sometimes a certain goal or task looks huge and it seems like we'll never accomplish it. Especially if we're going forward and doing well and then slip and fall to the bottom.
But what we should remember is it doesn't mean we failed. We can still succeed if we keep trying and go forward. One thing that helps to alleviate the task is to focus on the journey instead of the result or destination. It's the journey and effort we put into it that counts. As it says in Pirkei Avos 2:21 ''It is not up to you to complete the task, but you're not free to withdraw from it.'' The job might be really hard, but we are only expected to try our best.