We often begin things with a bang and then end them with a whimper. This is because sometimes our enthusiasm runs away with us. What is required is perseverance and this is more likely if we start slowly and steadily (as Jesus himself did) and then let things build up gradually than if we start with much fanfare, which soon fizzles out.
Do you give up or give in when difficulties come your way? Do you throw up your hands in despair? Will you continue to persevere and trust today?