“He started to sing as he tackled the thing that couldn’t be done,
and he did it”
~Edgar A. Guest
I have to say, I’m surprised that this is a quotation that made the cut in this project last year. It seems less “inspiring” than most of the others. Perhaps my interpretation of the quote is just another difference between what I was feeling last year and what I’m feeling now.
I am still on the bottom end of getting through this “beast” known as residency. However, I am a year closer to being finished than I was before! Some days it still feels like this task ahead of me is an insurmountable challege, even when I know it can be accomplished if I just put my mind to it. So, that must be what I’m doing – putting my head dow, singing a song, and getting the job done. It’s not as easy as I’d like it to be, but the most important thing is that it’s getting done.
The sentiment in this quotation, I guess, is that you need to take your time, stay relaxed and finish one small step at a time. Eventually, with this approach, you will get to the place you never thought possible. Here’s to hoping that in another year I can say I’ve gotten even more of the task completed (thought maybe not a full year since I’ll be taking a maternity leave), and this will be looking even brighter!