To most people, the work necessary to finish and succeed feels like too much.
As you progress, as you advance and move forward, you start to sweat. You get tired. You get exhausted. You get hungry for food so much that you can easily forget about your hunger to finish.
It even looks like too much.
People watching see neither results nor your vision, they only see your exhaustion. If you’re running a race they have not run themselves, they think you’re just abusing yourself.
So, they’ll tell you to quit. “Love yourself,” they’ll say. But, they just can’t know.