The next mountain calls you, just as you stand erect on the first one.
There is always the next climb. And as often happens, it usually means you have to descend some before you can ascend again to the next highest peak.
And then you do it again.
Each time you descend, it feels like you are giving up your gains.
Life is not one continuous rise forward, but it does go forward still. And the highest mountain will eventually come.
Can you see the blurry image of the figure in the center of the picture? He is both further along and slightly lower in altitude.
Life can be like that, blurred and lower and yet moving forward to the heights!