I read this quote in a newsletter today and found it applicable:
"The only step we can take...is the next one, yet too often people get ahead of themselves, and that's where they get themselves into trouble."
I get myself into trouble often by trying to take too many steps at once. On more than one occasion in my life I have bitten off more than I could chew. I've succumbed to the pressure and expectations of myself and others and the feeling that what I'm doing is not enough. That who I am is not enough. And from that space, I've created much angst and depression.
I am in the process of learning that there is only one step to be taken right now and that is the next one in front of me. And then, as if by magic, the next one appears after that. And then another after than one. And on and on it goes. And before I know it, I'm living a moment, then an hour, then a day, then a life. And it doesn't seem so big and scary anymore.