One step away:
If you were just one step away from reaching your goal, would you take that step? How do you know, right now, that you're not?
What a shame it would be to stop making the effort, when just a little bit more would make it all worthwhile. What a shame it would be to have taken all those steps, only to miss the very last one. The next step you take may very well be the one that makes all the others count. You owe it to yourself, and the efforts you've made, to keep going. No, the next step may not get you there. Yet what about the one after that? If you keep moving ahead, a little at a time, you will indeed arrive. When you take that final, triumphant step, you'll be so very thankful you persevered.
At some point success is just one step away. Keep going and you'll be there. Must do: In each task that must be done, there is opportunity. See the task not as a burden, but as an encouragement to be fully alive and effective. The real burden would be the inability to do anything. No task is a burden, but is instead the chance to express your own aliveness. Does the work seem dreary, unimaginative, tedious or boring? That's mainly because your attitude makes it so. See what happens when you start by being thankful for the opportunity to do it. Your genuine gratitude will help you to see the positive value. When the things you must do become things you want to do, it can transform your life. Each moment takes on more meaning; each effort brings greater and greater reward. Rather than fighting and forcing yourself to do what must be done, let go of your resistance and allow yourself to accomplish. Let what you must, become what you want, and watch yourself begin to soar!