“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali
Deep down inside, each of us wish for the easy solution. The pill, or the break, or the good fortune that will make all our dreams come true.
Sometimes, not often, it does actually happen.
We unplug it and plug it back in again and we’re connected.
We have a stone in our shoe; it’s annoying but easily fixed.
We get the upgrade on a long flight even though we asked for it really late.
We pray to Saint Anthony, Jude or Christopher and our prayers are answered.
We buy the one-size-fits-all “thing” and it fits.
Sure, it happens. But so do miracles, and part of what makes a miracle a miracle is that it almost never happens. Wishing for miracles isn’t a strategy you want to invest in.
Really great things, like you and your things, require a really long time to make them really great. Yes, it’s the long road, but it’s the road you want to be on because it’s the one that gets you there, and you deserve that.