Take the stairs
Putting in the work will always get you where you need to go, it's the one variable that is completely in your control. No shortcuts or quick gains, take pride in going on the narrow path. The long road leads to great things. You must put in the effort to work hard and be dedicated because it means you are then in control what happens on your journey. Life has so many layers and aspect to it and many in which you are not in control of so setting your goals and target then putting the work in and taking the steps towards achieving them is the most practical option.
Take the stairs because elevators break