The hill looks long and steep. Our inclination is to go around or to turn back. We all have that feeling. Some of us, though, choose the path that is the most difficult because it helps us grow and expand. When we stay in our comfort zone, we are treading water, that is, not going anywhere. If we stop, we will drown but we don't move.
Life is motion. So, even in a treading water position, you are moving. The rut you are in will soon be come so uncomfortable that you will move and change. That is the way.