I’ve got a three-year-old daughter, which means the movies Frozen and Frozen II are a big part of my daily life. They’re solid kids’ movies—good, not great. Being a 90s kid, I can’t help feeling that they don’t hold a candle to The Lion King. But the plot of Frozen II is built on a wonderful concept, one that comes up again and again throughout the film: “just do the next right thing.”
What great advice.
If we insist on seeing the entire path before taking a step, we’ll never go anywhere. Life’s no desert highway, straight as an arrow for miles at a time. It’s a twisting trail through a dark forest, and sometimes all we can do is put one foot in front of the other.
The next right thing, at work and at home. When we’re overwhelmed and stressed out and fresh out of optimism. When the future is uncertain and the task at hand looks too big to tackle. Decide what needs to be done, and do it. And then do it again. In good times and bad, the next right thing is all we can do. And it’s enough.
Hat tip to Jerry Jones.