I remember reading about explorers as a kid. They’d get to Everest basecamp or set sail to the South Pole. Then circumstances would change. Weather, time, resources. “We’ll have to try again next year.”
My heart would ache. How was it possible to be OK with that? Who was that patient? I couldn’t imagine.
I now do this every day. I set out on an adventure – maybe to create something, maybe to fix a problem. Hazards and roadblocks befall me. Software conflicts, server configuration, network connectivity, meetings.
And at the end of my day what I set out to do isn’t done but… the path seems clear for tomorrow.