Ecclesiastes says "Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof."
It would be easy to begin the Boston Marathon. It would be amazing to cross the finish line.
I hear it's the middle that bites. Every time. The middle is that place in life where all your mistakes - every error in judgment - begins to show. You can't hide it anymore. You can't hide those extra pounds, that red convertible, that divorce, or that strained relationship. You can't mask your own lack of passion or zeal for life.
Your finish line - your entire destiny - depends on the quality of the choices you make in the middle.
Hang in there. Dig in and settle down to work. Choose to dare greatly, and then choose not to quit.
I adapted a Teddy Roosevelt quote for us. Seemed appropriate, just now...