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Just Keep Reading

This morning, I finished the tome that is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Although the series is an incredibly fun and easy read, there were times during this 870-page novel where I naturally felt I would never make it to the end.

This is my curse when reading long books. No matter how aware I am that I will surely finish them, there’s always a piece of doubt in my mind.

As most things do, this made me think about how it applies to life.

The difference between making it from page 451 to 452 is almost nothing in the grand scheme of things. But if you just keep reading, in no time you’ll look back and realize how far you’ve come.

I see most of my days like reading a page in an infinitely large book. I often feel frustration when I feel like I’m either not moving quickly enough or when I feel like what I’m doing isn’t getting me any closer to where I want to go.

The solution is the same for both the literal and the metaphor:

Just keep going.

Whether it takes you a day or it takes you a year…if you just keep going, you’ll have no choice but to get to where you want to be.

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