“Life is a test. It is only a test. Had this been real life, you would have been instructed where to go and what to do.”
I ran across the line above in Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Men, one of late-author, Richard Carlson’s Small Stuff books.
Carlson’s point is that when life gets too crazy it might be a good idea to pull the line out, read it, and believe it.
Thing is, I’ve always liked tests. I was never great at studying or going to class, but I liked the focus of pulling an all-nighter and then, the pressure of test day.
The more I’m able to see some of the bigger challenges—the things that seem overwhelming—as tests, the more I understand there’s a time when the test will be over.