Ever notice that we measure our speed by how fast things pass around us? I noticed this a couple weeks ago when taking off on a flight to Seattle. Peer through an airplane window during takeoff and you’ll feel like you’ve boarded a missile because of how fast the surroundings fly by. However, the higher the altitude the slower you’ll feel that you’re moving. Why? Because there’s nothing around you by which to measure your speed.


When taking off on a new venture in life we seem to be moving at a thousand miles an hour because of the contrast in change we see. Over time though, and the higher we ascend it’s easy to forget and lose sight of the progress we are actually making.


Take heart, your getting to your destination at the necessary pace. You can’t always measure your progress by what you see. Sometimes you have to trust that you’re making a difference even when it doesn’t feel like it.