In between “If you want something” and “go get it” is a void where you must know what that “something” is in order to “get it”. Find what you love, don’t settle for less, and create that “something” with passion. Make it bigger than all your fears, grander then all the obstacles, a purer form of expression then all your doubts and worries. Where all the things that stand in your way are reduced to dust, then you can see your way clearly to push through the particles swirling about your head to “get it”. You have to have the “something” and then nothing stands in your way.
Why do you want “it”?
Is “it” big enough to carry you across molten lava, to provide wings to sail over the jagged cliffs, to strengthen your tired, aching, and failing limbs against the chaotic storm that presses your flesh against your bones, throws debris in your face, and pelts you with broad, sharp daggers of rain. As the dark rises do you have some point of light to act as both beckon and magnet? To spear the uncertainty of the path beneath your feet and slice the solitude and silence that can overwhelm and stymie you. You must have the focus, the reason, and then the result becomes self-creating. When the why is powerful the “it” is fulfilled.
You can’t anticipate everything,
You can’t be prepared for every contingency,
All you can do is be ready to adjust-
Keep you eye on the end result
And keep moving forward
I will look back on today,
And have no memory of it,
Or I will rejoice
In the concerns of that moment
As the crucible
For today’s joy.