I spent time today fretting about how I was going to make the day into that “masterpiece” I promised.
Potential excuses started percolating early on. They were nearly perfected by lunch.
But then I remembered I’d be sitting here tonight.
Measuring myself against yesterday.
So I got to work.
And moved the ball forward. Across the board. Physically. Mentally. Professionally.
No one cheered. There was no celebration.
No big victory was won. No battle was finished.
But maybe I’ll get that opportunity tomorrow.
And I’ll be that much more prepared.
Because I spent the time today working on the little details; the small advantages that add up agonizingly slow.
We live in a society today that demands immediate results. I almost fell victim to that today. I got caught up thinking that one day of increased focus would lead to wild success, because it’s easy to overestimate how much we can accomplish in a day.
That being said, we drastically underestimate our ability to change our situation in a month, let alone a year.
It’s easier said than done, but we must trust the process. Results will come.
So, see you tomorrow. Welcome to the grind.