It can be difficult to stay balanced on the treadmill of life. You can start off with great intentions for progress, full of energy, motivation and able to maintain a steady pace. In time, you are less enthused. It feels like the plane is moving faster beneath you. You tackle a steep incline. To stay in motion you have to exert more energy than before. You don’t want to give up. The people running beside you are effortlessly passing you by, while you are losing ground, sweating and becoming unbalanced. The machine declares victory as you step down and off.