The lingering grow larger the longer they’re left to linger. Leave them be long enough, and they will surely overtake you.

Later, you say. I’ll do twice as much later, I promise.

Later comes, and you think, okay, I’ll do it now. But where to start, and do I remember how? And so later wins.

Finally arrives, and it makes it clear. Start now, finally says, start now or you’ll never start at all. You start, and then it’s slow. Slow if frustrating, but it’s also a step. And one step leads to the next. It’s a shuffle, but the shuffle is exciting. Maybe this is possible.

Maybe you can move forward.