Buckle up! It’s gonna be a bumpy ride!

Action:

Mentally prepare for any outcome and just keep pushing forward!

Don’t get too excited when it appears we win one.  There will be another fight.  
. . . Keep pushing forward!

Don’t get too disheartened when it looks like we lose one.  There will be another fight.  
. . . Keep pushing forward!

This may not sound like an action, but I want you to visualize losing and winning some specific fights that really matter.  We have been saying that this is a marathon not a sprint for some time, but it's one thing to say it and another thing to lose health care.  We need to get to the point where our collective reaction is the same regardless.  We can and must remain focused like a lazer on whatever is next and bring the same intensity to each and every issue we care about.  

Our reaction should be:  What’s next?

This is going to be a particularly intense week.  We are battling Trumpcare and I would be lying if I told you I knew what would happen.  The GOP knows they can’t go back to the midterms without a single significant legislative accomplishment.  Why else would anyone even consider a vote on a bill that not only is life or death for some, but also affects about one sixth of our economy without having public hearings, a CBO score, or even reading the bill.  And yes, it could pass. Be ready to hear that and keep moving forward.  This is a very important fight, but it’s not the only one.

Visualize losing.  It really can happen.

What’s next?

Some of us have become incredibly invested in the Georgia and South Carolina special elections.  Tuesday, we will have an answer.  Again, don’t get too excited if Ossoff and Parnell pull it out and don’t let yourself get dejected if they lose.  This is also an important fight, but it’s also just one.  Depending on the outcome the pundits will either try to call it a referendum on Trump or proof that “the resistance” is fading.

Who cares what they say?

We need to keep an eye on the long game, the road ahead, and not to get distracted by the small bumps and potholes along the way.

We say “What’s next?”