Re: Ambling down the path...
I can see your point of view and agree that its the more pragmatic approach. Will power and determination may not the words you would use, but I certainly think they apply here. Were you picturing 'gritty determination or strength of will?'
I like your position...so you are referring to the journey..being short sighted as opposed to far sighted, then I do believe that applies to me as well...I have become more existential, continuing down the path....
I am concerned more about the next step rather then where I will be in a 100 or 10,000...the 10k outlook is indeed grandiose.