“It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
E. L. Doctorow said this about writing, but it’s really about anything in life. You have to trust that things will be revealed as you move forward toward a goal, that there will always be enough light to see what’s in front of you.
But it takes so much courage to step into that unknown, that darkness, to move into that place of not knowing, fully aware that you have no idea what lies ahead.
But you also know that, if you stay where you are, waiting for all of the information, you may never take a single step.
Change happens with one next step in the direction of your desire. Just one, single, full-of-faith movement into the darkness.
Maybe it is making a phone call for more information about a class, or saying hello to a person you’ve had a faraway crush on. Maybe it is sitting down at your keyboard and writing the first sentence.
Take a deep breath and start from where you are.
Take one next step at a time into the darkness.
You can live your whole life this way.