I once heard the story of a tourist visiting a cathedral where an artisan was working on a huge mosaic. A vast empty wall was before the artist, and the tourist asked, “Aren’t you worried about all that space that you need to fill up and how you will ever finish it?”
The artist replied simply that he knew what he could do in a day. Each morning, he marked off the area he would complete, and he didn’t allow himself to worry about what lay outside that space. He just took one day at a time, and one day the mosaic would be finished.
Many of the great obstacles that stall our momentum are very much like that great, open wall. We can be overwhelmed by the bigger picture we have to create. Or we can simply start to fill it with wonderful, unique images – the imprint of our lives – by doing the very best we can with each day we are given.
Where do you start? I offer a simple answer: The best place to start is wherever you are today.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. – Matthew 6:34