August 15, 2023

Next Time

When you break a streak or fail to complete your to-do list, be okay with trying again tomorrow. Be okay with fresh starts.

Think: next time.

A snippet from the book, Orphan X:

He inhaled deeply. “You know the two best words in the English language?”

Peter turned his eyes up at him.

“‘Next time,’” Evan said. “Everything can change. And not just for good, right? You could win the lottery or get run over by an APC.”

“What’s an APC?”

“Armored personnel carrier.”


“But that’s the thing. ‘Next time’ means the world is wide open to you. ‘Next time’ is possibility. ‘Next time’ is freedom.”

Hurwitz, Gregg. Orphan X (p. 61). St. Martin's Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.