This quote by Ralph Ransom perfectly sums up my thoughts of late. Life is a series of steps. On a day-to-day basis, those "small, seemingly insignificant steps" don't appear to lead anywhere. I have to continuously remind myself that I'm making progress even when it feels like I'm not. I wouldn't mind taking a few giant steps to get where I want to go a little faster, but those only happen once in a while. Things are done gradually. Patience is good. Perspective is better.