And then I think of Hebrews 12.
That's when I smile. The saints are cheering us on. Who is waving a bell and telling me that I can do it? St. Teresa of Avila.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us. (Hebrews 12)