You cannot always stay on the summits. You have to come down again… — Rene Daumal.
Every athlete knows this lesson. No matter how good one is age, injuries, and time bring even the very best down from the summits. The same applies to us all, even Presidents become has beens and to remain relevant must climb new mountains.
From my own experience my life has been a series of peaks and valleys, with a few rapid descents to below sea level. What is/was important is to remember the path we took to the pinnacle, because the same stumbling blocks will be there when we return down.
What is important is to enjoy the view from the summit, remember how we got to the top, and once we either climb or fall down we keep climbing back to the top.