To me, the top is never really attainable. I've been humbled through many different kind of experiences to understand that we should try to do our best in all things, but with the understanding that there will always be another battle, another obstacle, something that keeps us from actually reaching the top. If we did get to the top, were else would there be to go? In my line of work, the twigs at the top can't hold me anyway, so, both figuratively and literally, i would only be able to fall down. I'd say, enjoy the journey! After all, that's where everyone else is anyway.