You must eat the elephant one bite at a time.
You cannot get to the end from the middle. You won't find the beginning at the end. No matter what we are doing, there is a process. Whether the situation is positive or negative, we must go through the process. When we rush ahead, we may miss important steps. If we become impatient, we can overlook details. We must be willing to move step by step, inch by inch to get to the end. There is no way to rush the process. When we are excited, we want to see how a situation will end. When the situation is unpleasant, we want it to end quickly. Whether anxiety or fear, the anticipation of benefits or pain, no matter what we do, we must be willing to do it one step at a time.
An inch is an inch, a yard is hard.
It's a thought running through my head today because I just came from P.T. I want to be better all at once, and am struggling with wanting to do too much at a time. Giving time some time and working slowly to achieve a goal has always been difficult - for me at least. This particular process just reinforces that I have a whole lot to work on - on the inside as well as on the out.