Behold, the power of persistence.

This armadillo wants to climb an elevated board, but keeps slipping backward on it with a speed so fast he looks like his legs are on rewind. Yes, the little critter shows some heart by continuing to climb, only to fall back and do it all over again, but eventually he realizes he's gotta cut his losses because the juice just ain't worth the squeeze and decides to call it a day.

Maybe he's looking for a detour to the top or maybe he's just out to find the best spot to take a nap and contemplate his failures. Whatever the armadillo was planning to do next, though, we salute his effort.