Today I thought about all of the obligations/work I had in front of me, and it made me want to sit down in the middle of my floor and not move until winter. I called my mother and told her that I felt like throwing a fit. In true Big P (her nickname) form, she recited a quote.
She went on to compare life to a football game. She stated that it's very rare to make a touchdown on your first attempt - which is why a team is given four tries to gain only 10 yards. Each inch counts and plays a crucial role in getting the team closer to those 10 yards and then closer to the end zone.
I got it. Day by day and inch by inch is the best way to live this life. If I look at my end zone from 100 yards back, I'll definitely get overwhelmed and maybe even discouraged. But if I celebrate each inch as progress, then gaining yards and reaching my end zone becomes way less stressful and more attainable. As I wrote in my Here and Now post, looking too far in front or behind can be stressful, but concentrating only on what we can cover in a day or moment makes life that much more doable.
Conquer the inches my people. Don't trip on the yards.