Some of the most beautiful achievements are not the ones you earned by accident,but by working your ass the most when you did not want to. Isn't that the truth! Work hard, achieve your goals, no matter how hard it is!
Success doesn't come in straight lines that go right to your goal. The curvy line represents Javert's relentless hunt for Valjean and even though he never caught him he never really gave up until the very end when he died.