One Percent a Day

Only after years of failing to follow through on ideas, projects, and goals do I finally see the power of improving just 1% each day. The change is imperceptible, almost nothing, and yet with consistency produces everything. I’m training myself to see the micro, feel its contours and revel in it. Age helps to cut through my demand for sweeping transformation. In place of the lion’s roar, a quiet determination that fills body and mind, like a clear note sang without pushing from the back of the stage, soaring past the sounds of the orchestra to the crowd.