There's a point in one of the episodes of Sports Night at which Sam Donovan the ratings expert says in exasperation, as people are pestering him about this and that, "Listen. I have two priorities. The first is getting from the beginning of the day to the end of the day without having a drink. The second is raising the ratings of this show."
I love this line, and not only because it reminds me that there are struggles much more persistent and vicious than most of mine, like staying sober. It also seems to acknowledge that you can't see the project ahead (like, say, the ratings) until you've got some sort of grip on getting from morning to evening. I've got it pretty easy over here, relatively speaking, for sure. I sometimes forget that that doesn't mean I don't have to figure out how to manage the beginning of day –> end of day thing (which for me means things like remembering to eat, drink water, and keep the dishes from swallowing the kitchen whole) before I can expect to take on... well, anything else.