Congregations seeking to transform know that just because a journey is tough does not mean it is an unworthy journey. The transformation of congregations is tough. Transformation is a journey whose finish line is elusive. If it was easier, then more congregations would achieve it.
Because congregations truly seeking to transform know it is a tough journey they do not give up. Congregations only seeking what ends up being a short-term fix do often stop short of the goal of transformation. They are discouraged by the lack of fast, visible progress that fits their image of the future of their congregation.