No matter how difficult the journey may seem, choose forward. Going backward might seem easy and a smooth ride, but it ends in regret.
On a football pitch, the hardest place to get the ball into is the “Box 18” of the opposing team, but if you turn back at the edge of the box because the defenders are much, your chances of scoring a goal are 1 out of 100.
If you choose to then turn back and head straight to your comfort zone, all you will end up scoring is an “Own Goal”. No one gets rewarded for scoring an own goal even though it’s a goal.
When the pressure against you increases, it’s a sign you’re closer to the goal area. That’s not the time to turn back, instead find ways to beat those oppositions and score your goal.
This is what separates those who achieve greatness in life from others.