One of the definitions of ‘start’ is ‘come into being,’ what a lovely expression. Have you got something to want to ‘come into being’? Something you want to start, something you know you have to do, even want to do, but have been putting off? I think most of us have.
Getting our message out to the world can be a daunting task, there is so much to learn, so much to decide, set up and work on. It’s like moving house, you have a house full of stuff and you just don’t know where to start and when you do start it seems as if there is more to do than ever. I have a house full of 14 years of family life and somehow it all has to be sorted and packed up and out to somewhere else. I’ve got boxes in the attic with various labels, rubbish bags at the ready for paper, plastic and old clothes…… slowly I’m getting organised.
Everyday I go up there and sort through some stuff putting it in the various boxes and bags, a little bit everyday, hoping that soon it will start to look as if I’m getting somewhere.
We sat and only talked about the move for a long time because the actual task seemed too daunting to even start but unless you start somewhere you don’t get anywhere. So we got stuck in.
Back in March 2012 I noticed a few wobbly bits where before there were none, I had let my exercise routine slip over the years and now it was all catching up. The task ahead seemed long but I had to start, taking it one swim at a time. The first week I did 20 lengths, building up slowly each week adding a few lengths. It was spring and summer so swimming was really a pleasure. By autumn I was on 50 lengths minimum and this has continued. I keep 50 as my minimum sometimes I do more.
In winter it’s not so easy to get motivated in the morning and get myself to the pool. Standing in the water with 50 lengths to go is now not as daunting as it may have been a few months ago but 50 lengths is still 50 lengths and I have to start with one before I get to fifty.
This is why it’s important to start if you want to do anything, this may be obvious but we do tend to stall ourselves at times. I believe we were all born with a message to share with others, and we will not feel truly realised until we express that message as it is a part of who we are and what we came here to do.
You may already know what drives you, what gives you that passion for life, but have you really brought it into being yet, have you started to express who you are to the world?
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” Zig Ziglar