On our journeys, sometimes the paths are clear and lit for miles and miles.

And sometimes it feels as if thick fog has rolled in, obscuring all but inches ahead.

Uncertainty turns to anxiety, eventually to fear, and then an instinctual urge to turn back or hunker down.

In those cases, it’s probably even more important to proceed.

As scary as it is, we know the next step.

We may not know what lies beyond, but we know the next step.

We must find the courage to take it.

Even if we’re trembling.

Even if it’s tiny.

Even if we have no idea what we’ll do after that.

The next step. It’s all that matters now.

Take it.