1-The-past-is-meant-toAs 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:

  1. The past is meant to stay there,
  2. Never give up,
  3. 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.