There is always more than one way up, down & through. Fast, slow, steady, easy or strenuous. How much time will it take to get there is always dependent upon the challenge and personal endurance.
This is Mount Washington in New Hampshire. It can be hiked, you can ride a train or you can drive a vehicle. Each way has unique merits. The quickest way is to drive. The easiest is the train. The most meaningful is the hike. Life is a hike.
On a good day, the mountain can be seen from afar. On other days, it can’t be seen at all, even when you are standing on it. Do you see the life you are living?