There's something both awe inspiring and ghastly about people who complete some difficult task or reach some incredible goal. It's as if they are firmly planted on some high mountain while I grapple in the rocks wondering how they made it to the top. The hero or heroine says to all who ask about their ultimate success: "Yeah, it wasn't easy. There were issues along the way. Highs and low. But in the end I kept going and it all worked out."