Stepping Forward With Faith.

E.L Doctorow said once that ‘Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.’ You don’t have to see where you’re going, you don’t have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you. This is right up there with the best advice on writing, or life, I have ever heard.
— Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
 Night riding near Cull Canyon...

Night riding near Cull Canyon...

The other day, I was sitting outside of a charming little cafe with a friend. In between sips of my almond milk latte, we spoke about how the course of our lives have changed so dramatically in just a few years. Mostly good changes, of course. Brilliant new business opportunities, new relationships, and more responsibilities on top of 'life' stuff- but all in all, we were following our passion. We laughed at how all of this could have never been predicted. Ever.

Everything started out by just having faith. Taking that first step and trusting that the stone would appear. It's all about being able to only see two or three feet in front of you, but still moving forward with trust and not caring too much about the scenery around you. Just focusing hard on that light which is only illuminating the next step. And the step after that.

And pretty soon, you're further down an incredible path that you never could have imagined. Whether it's in business, writing, or adopting a new eating plan, rather than getting overwhelmed with the final destination, it's all about blindly taking that step into the light just a few feet ahead. So say 'yes' to that opportunity that scares you. Write those three pages a day. Incorporate a green drink into your day. Even if you can't visualize the end result, move forward in faith. When the sun finally comes up, I guarantee that you'll be amazed at the roads you've traversed, and how you've arrived at a destination you could have never imagined, even in your wildest dreams.