I am afraid there are tough times ahead. The fact that you need to take an uphill journey means that life is going to be really hard for you and you are sure to meet a lot of challenges. The journey to success would be extremely tough and there are no other alternatives as well. So, be prepared to sweat it out because even for achieving some little success or victory in some sphere, you might have to face a lot of difficulties which the steep slope signifies. However, it also suggests that you need to shake off the fear because being a quitter is not going to help your case.