I picked up some kind of virus recently and last night it came to a head. It was mostly a fever, but the sweats, the out-of-control shivering and the throat-scouring coughing lasted about 8 hours.
When you’re in the middle of something like that it’s hard to see that there will be a time when you’ll be better. All you can experience and think about is what’s happening right in front on you, and with a sickness it’s the physical stuff.
Other areas of life are similar….work and personal relationships, physical plateaus in pursuit of fitness, spiritual work, trying to complete an important project…we get in the middle of whatever “it” is and we are so deeply involved that we can’t see back to the beginning, to what got us into it in the first place, and we can’t look ahead and see an arrival point.
All you can do is put one foot in front of the other…figuratively, and, sometimes literally…and keep moving. Keep doing your work and look to the future with a sense of positive, calm resolve. If you keep your goal in mind and focus on how much better life will be when you arrive, you’ll get there.
Have a great weekend. See you Monday.