a snail’s pace is just fine

Snails seem to love crossing the sidewalk in places where they risk getting stepped on. (To be fair, there aren’t many places without that risk for the snail!)

And yet they move ever forward.

Slowly & steadily forward despite the imminent risk of being crushed.

I need to remember that the next time I’m scared to move forward on something. There will always be the risk of defeat. But, if I don’t move forward like the snail, I’m already defeating myself.

I don’t see the snail stepping on him or herself, so why should I?