Sometimes we get it in our heads that we’re supposed to be able to do it better or faster. Maybe we try a shortcut that turns into a detour. Maybe we even manage to land ourselves smack dab in the middle of something we are ill-prepared for. Or maybe we just pretend to be somewhere we’re not, somebody we’re not.
There was never going to be a way to TRULY get there without taking the steps between here and “there.” But when we realize that the act of taking each individual step prepares us to take the next one, we are less overwhelmed by the climb. We can be present and appreciate what each baby step offers. And when we are, the steps seem to be bigger and easier to climb.