The best way to plan for tomorrow …?
Marathon runners feel it at around 18 miles.
A wall of pain that feels like you’ll never break through it.
But one foot at a time, you do.
Work can be a bit like that too, sometimes.
Last week my right-hand man was off for a well-deserved week away and I hit my 18-mile barrier less than halfway through the week.
It felt like a cross between the Battle of Hastings and the Siege of Stalingrad – it was a BRUTAL week.
And with a few hand grenades rolled across my desk with the pins well and truly pulled out, I felt a bit like an extra in SAS Who Dares.
So, when the weekend beckoned, and the finishing line was crossed there was no question about what was to happen next.
A total chill and nothing more testing than getting stuck into the new series of All Creatures Great and Small.
Pure homespun whimsy it may be but as a soothing balm, it has no equal.
To those who know the characters, Siegfried, wonderfully played by Sam West was in yet another self-inflicted pickle and justifiably scolded by the quite wonderful Mrs Hall.
The best way to plan for tomorrow is to do it today, announced Mrs Hall which in only 11 simple words surely must make half the world’s self-help books redundant in one fell swoop.
I don’t think there’s ever been a truer word said and more than food for thought in the weeks ahead.