The START…it hardly ever looks anything like the final product. In fact, it is quite likely that there is hardly any resemblance whatsoever! However, in your pursuit of BETTER, to achieve that end product – whatever that looks like – you have to START somewhere.
We sometimes make excuses: “I don’t have the time,” or “It will take too long to finish,” or “It is too hard,” and sometimes we tell ourselves that when the right situation, or person, or opportunity comes along we will start. Unfortunately sometimes that never happens.
We are often our own worst enemies. Forget about others who tell you it can’t be done, or that you are making a mistake, or that you are wasting your time. People will attempt to discourage you, especially where they are assessing your capabilities through their own impaired, narrow-minded vision of themselves. Just START.
Some things are beyond our control: we breathe, we sweat, we grow older, we…die. Simple and mundane things like the passing of the seconds on the clock, yet all critical to the sustenance of life. But to achieve the outcome we desire, so long as that outcome represents a desired improvement in our current situation, it requires the faith to just START…from somewhere. From wherever you are at, this very moment.
Time always flies when we look at it in hindsight. When you look back – weeks, months, or even years from now – will you be able to say it was time well spent? Will you be able to say that you were bold enough to START even though the end result was not immediately clear? Or will you have to concede that it was time wasted…all because you failed to START?
The choice is yours; I’d love to hear your perspectives!
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2 replies on “The Power of S-T-A-R-T”
You are quite correct! We are often times crippled by fear that we refuse to even start!
We do need to have the courage to get up and start. Yes, starting comes with risks, but then, what does not have risks. At least with starting, we have the opportunity to give ourselves the chance. Yes, we must push beyond our fears, take the leap, and START, so we can get to the next stages in life.
How do you motivate those crippled by fear to just START?
You have captured it quite well!! I have been guilty of procrastinating with so many things, for example even launching out with sharing my thoughts to the wider audience! Since starting this I am learning more and more that I don’t need to be an expert, nor do I even need to have all the answers before starting. I just needed to START. And that, I believe, will remain the most consequential phase of the journey because as we go along our different journeys, successes along the way provide their own motivation and inspiration.