I was watching a man in a kayak the other day. The tide was going out and he was trying to come in, without much luck.
He would paddle for all he was worth, and make some headway, then when he had to rest, he went backward to where he started.
I’ve been there several times in my life, not in a kayak, just in circumstances.
When I was younger, I used to think I had to paddle harder, but I never seemed to get where I wanted.
Now life has taught me to pull over to the side, enjoy the day and wait for the tide to change.
Seem to be getting where I want to go a lot faster and with a lot more fun.