The Approach, Pt. 3
It's amazing how difficult it is to separate positive action from anxious frenzy, when you're in the middle of things. Particularly tough (for me, as always) to set a goal that's years off and try to keep your head down and focused through it. Maybe it seems like now is always the enemy of the future, but I know in my heart that it isn't really that way.
Stephen King wrote a quite excellent non-fiction piece - a piece of sports journalism, of all things - about the season when his son's Little League team made it all the way to the national playoffs. And the title (and theme) has always resonated with me: "Head Down." As in 'keep your...' The idea is that the best way to work through problems towards a larger goal is - to a degree - ignore them. Not really feasible, true, but...
...well, let's just close with the old meditation: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.
It seems like that's what I'm trying to say.