Today is for whoever gave me that piece of advice
Someone told me months ago that I thought about the end result too much, and that there are some things in life that are just too uncontrollable and too unpredictable to make decisions based on how you think they will end up. He said sometimes you should make decisions based on how you feel about the situation at the outset, not based on how you feel about the reality you think will exist at the end.
I have at best a tenuous grasp on that concept.
I've been trying for a week to remember who gave me that piece of advice, but for the life of me I can't remember. Whoever it was, I am glad you put that bug in my ear. I owe you one, thanks.