A young child was playing with a group of other children who were climbing a ladder.
All his friends were afraid to climb to the top, but he had no fear.
Later, his mother asked him, “Why were you not afraid to climb, yet the other children were?”
“Because as they climbed, they kept looking down,” he replied.
“They saw how high they were, and they were frightened. As I climbed, I kept looking upward. I saw how low I was, and it motivated me to climb higher.”