For some, reaching the top is accomplishing a goal that they never dreamed of accomplishing, like losing fifty pounds or ridding themselves of a bad habit. For others, it's simply gratification and happiness. At any rate, once we learn how to think positively, we already envision ourselves at the top. All that remains is the “minor” technical details of how to get there. But if we don't focus on our goal at the outset, we'll never attain it.
The moment you decide to look objectively at who you really are and accept yourself for what you are, you take the first wonderful step up toward success. The reward is tremendous, for as soon as you get to know yourself and accept yourself for what you are, you gain emotional freedom.
When anyone thinks about the type of "upright melodists" that Rebbe Nachman speaks about in Likutei Moharan I:3, one of the first names that comes to mind is Yisrael Dagan, who represents everything beautiful of Breslev - the joy, the dedication, the fervor, the humility and the simplicity. Here is a shot in the spiritual arm: Yisrael is singing Im ata ma'amin, Rebbe Nachman's famous phrase, "If you believe that something can be ruined, then believe that it can be rectified." Don't ever forget that, and you'll always be happy and optimistic.