It was the tortoise and not the quick hare that won the race in the well-known Aesop's fable. This showed that victory can come to those who although slow, maintain a steady pace and persevere. People can certainly take this lessen to heart in their quests for achievement in almost everything in life, including health and fitness. As a result of our fast-paced society with the world at our fingertips through technology, people tend to think there are also quick fixes to lose weight, build muscle, and generally just to feel happy and well. Wishing it were so does not change this. The fact of the matter is that good things in life take work and discipline and are achieved over time. The key is recognizing daily accomplishments, for we are always on a journey towards something, and when we fail to appreciate this, we miss the here and now.