If you focus on the process of climbing, you’ll end up on the summit. (Yvon Chouinard, rock climber)
You must always keep the end in mind—in this case, the summit. But, to reach it, you have to concentrate on where you are and what you are doing in the process of reaching for the top. A false step in the present may defeat achieving the future goal, no matter how close or distant. Be careful to follow the moment-by-moment plan. It will keep you on the path to success.
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect; but I press on to make it. (Philippians 3:12)