Yesterday, I had slept poorly and too little but ended up having an extremely productive day. Today, I slept longer and better but woke up with a headache. I probably won’t accomplish half as much.
The plot twist is that yesterday, I really needed the energy. I was wrapping up a big launch, and it’s hard to spend six hours writing sales emails when your head feels like a construction site. Today, the launch went well, the sale is over, and it’s okay if I’m on cruise control.
That’s the irony of irony: Sometimes, it makes sense even when you can’t see it. Don’t lament your story before you know the ending. What feels like a pothole when you first drive over it might turn out to be a spring of fresh water; what seems bad today can always transform into good tomorrow.