Only one thing was overlooked. The 25-mile path is ridden with everyone else who made the same decision. Being crowded at every stop will take more time in the long run, being crowded by everyone around you. The other path, however, surrounds you with other winners, like you, who are supportive and willing to go the extra mile.
In order to find success, you must take action, do the impossible, and go the extra mile. You must exceed your own expectations. Most people accept a mediocre outcome, while you won’t be satisfied until you have achieved the unimaginable. A famous sportswear ad poster donned a runner in the middle of nowhere with the words “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.”