I face a wall of sloth. It is terribly slow, and hairy, and it has moss growing on it, and it smells bad.
If I stay here, eventually it will pass, but I think I’ll be dead at that point; as the saying goes: plenty of time to rest then.
There is a ladder that straddles the wall of sloth. Its rungs are well-worn. The only problem: if I use that ladder, I’ll end up facing the same wall of sloth on the other side.
I’ve tried breaking through the wall, but the hide is so hairy, the moss so clinging that I inevitably get stuck in the wall.
I could turn and go the other direction, I suppose, but I’m just ignoring the wall, not solving it.
The only solution I can come up with is “purpose”. I made my own, I have it with me. It is a couple sticks duct taped together. I’m not exactly proud of it, but even so I fear breaking it on the wall.
Other people have given me their purposes, but it turns out they are hollow inside.
So, I need a purpose greater than one that I or anyone else can come up with. I need a purpose so motivational that the wall of sloth will disappear; it will become so small that stepping over it isn’t even a conscious thought.
How do I get that purpose?