"When you first start out, jiu-jitsu is like a set of stairs and you're at the bottom. You're focused on the top step and all you can think about is, 'man! it's going to take forever to get up there'. Years later after walking countless steps upward, it's more like a series of forking paths. You're no longer worried about the top step. Instead, you're fascinated by each new path and direction you get to explore in your journey. The focus shifts from the destination onto enjoying the journey along the way." I read this quote (at least a paraphrase of it) in a woodworking book earlier today. I changed the context to jiu-jitsu because it fits perfectly. Nothing groundbreaking, I know; just something that caught my attention. I guess it's one of those things that happens without really thinking about it.