One Block at a Time

One Block

When my father was teaching me how to drive, he told me not to get overwhelmed by the whole journey, “just take it one block at a time.”  I have found that this advice goes beyond driving.  When I get overwhelmed by anything in my life, I think about his words.  If the task at hand is so daunting that I want to put off even getting started, then it’s time to conceptualize it in smaller pieces.

If you are about to embark on medical treatments to save your life, if you are drowning in financial debt, if you have years of education and work in front of you before your career can plateau at a comfortable level, if you are facing cleaning up after years of hoarding, if you are attempting to recover from an addiction, or if you are simply trying to get through another day . . . or night . . . when you are fighting depression, take a deep breath, put one foot in front of the other, and “just take it one block at a time.”   Author of The Tin Box Trilogy

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