Just noticed something.
After spending a chapter telling us about all the heroes of the faith, the writer to the Hebrews says:
Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith. For the joy that lay before him, he endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him who endured such hostility from sinners against himself, so that you won’t grow weary and give up.Hebrews 12v1-3
We don't keep going by looking at the example of those who went before for encouragement (though that can help). We keep going by looking where they were looking.
I thought of that when listening to this song: