The Day Everything Changed

I wonder if, like me, you sometimes fall into the trap of thinking that one day you’ll wake up CLEAR, DETERMINED, and ENERGIZED, and that’s The Day That Everything Will Change. Your newfound focus and insight will make the goals that seem hard right now so easy and inevitable.

However, with few exceptions, I don’t think it works that way. Instead, I think it more often happens on an ordinary day pretty much like all the others. A day when—hopeful, uncertain, dusty, and maybe a little bruised—you whisper a short prayer and take a first tentative step into imperfect action. And then you stumble your way to the next one. And you Keep. On. Going. Knowing what you know, right where you are, in the body you already have.

A day, that is, pretty much like today.