As I walked, I felt tired.
My legs were weary and I just wanted to stop and go back.
I looked over my shoulder at my starting place. It looked very tempting.
It was comfortable there. I could sit down, put my feet up and rest.
But I kept walking.
One foot in front of the other.
I was making progress, but it was slow progress.
There was still so far to go.
Would I make it?
Would it be everything that I expected when I got there?
I looked over my shoulder again.
My past looked as far away as my destination.
I was past the point of no return.
I may as well keep going.
So I kept walking.
Making inexorable progress.
The steps were slowing as I shuffled along and the sweat was rising on my brow.
And then finally, I made it.
I was there.
I slumped down in semi-victory, feeling good about myself.
And I was reminded of three important principles:
- The past is meant to stay there,
- Never give up,
- You’re never as tired as you think you are.
Whatever your goals are in life, keep going, you’ll get there in the end.