When you start to climb the mountain of your dreams, pay attention to what is around you. There are, ofcourse, precipices. There are almost imperceptible cracks. There are stones polished so smooth by rain and wind that they have become as slippery as ice. But if you know where you are putting your foot, you will see any traps and be able to avoid them.
From "How to climb a mountain" (from the book, Like the Flowing River by Paulo Coelho)