It only took 10 steps to surpass the destination. It only took 10. Some people are in robust 12 step programs where they are required to take it 1 day at a time. This competitive disadvantage cripples them in life, but at least they are no longer sucking on their addiction object. And, they have a sponsor and others to which they can share their experiences of failure. As for me, I take it 1 year at a time. I sleep daily, but I think in epochs. I spread my risk to foster the velocity. My checkbook is still trying to catch up. Most people pray to God like a friend. I pray to him like a Lord. We are not friends. Not yet. Maybe someday. But we got plenty of time, because God does not take it 1 year at a time. He takes it 1 eternity at a time. And in just 7 steps he surpasses his destination. Beyond that everything is hazy. God is on the other side of 1 sheet of foggy glass, and I only have 2 eyes.