When my nephew James had just turned two, his dad took him trick-or-treating for the first time. Each time they went to a house, knocked on the door, and received candy, James would want to hang out there. He didn’t get the concept of one per customer.
More importantly, he was too young to appreciate that there was more candy—maybe even better candy—waiting for him down the street.
So it is sometimes with us.
We camp out too long in one particular place—a job, a membership, an unhealthy relationship—hoping in vain for the equivalent of one more Snickers bar. Life often has better things in store, if only we can tear ourselves away and walk a little farther down the street.
P.S. Rarely is this process comfortable or easy. All the more reason to ask: What could you do today that your future self will thank you for?
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