Life is kind of like road biking...or something like that.
No, really. Let me explain: Biking isn't about the final destination,
it's about the journey.
You don't ignore the places you pass along the way, but rather enjoy their beauty.
There is always someone faster than you--and always someone slower too.
Someone always has a nicer bike and components while others have the bare minimum.
Sometimes you want to quit, maybe while going up a big hill.
You don't know how you will ever make it to the top, but somehow your legs keep pumping, one after the other, until the strain on your muscles lessen and you catch your breath at the peak.
You might fall down in public place. People may be waiting for you to move, but you just have to lie there
for a moment, shoes still stuck in your pedals, and take the time to laugh.
A riding partner is also a good idea, one that you can keep a good pace with.
Find someone who will push you without leaving you in the dust.