before my children started arriving in rapid succession i asked my mother in law, who i admire greatly, “how did you do it?”
i was scared and i had idea how i was “going to do it”.
she had 5 children. while establishing her medical career as a doctor. running her household. managed to make homemade halloween costumes. she was always the first to get up and the last to go to bed. you know, a real super mom?
i was waiting for a profound piece of a wisdom. something that would carry me. that i could cling to.
“how do you do it?”
and she responded “i dont know, you just do”.
that was it? that was the best she could come with? i couldnt help but feel disappointed. i was looking and hoping for something so much more profound, than that.
then all the children came. and everyone started calling me “super mom” – saying things like “i dont know how you do it!” – then asking me “how do you do it?!” it would make me uncomfortable. i had no profound strength. or strategy. i just did it.
and the wisdom of my mother in law would echo, “i dont know, you just do.”
maybe that might be where you are. it’s so hard to see your path bc you see the vision but the practical steps dont exist, so you never start.
but that is the single worst thing you can do. the way is created while you’re on the way. new things always feel strange bc by their very nature they dont exist yet. you just gotta go and you will do. you will gain the clarity through your action. and through that strength, will pave the way to your vision.