We All Start at the Beginning

Beginning can be hard.  The action to create something new can be incredibly unnerving, and quite vulnerable.  It’s funny.  We tell our children that school is for learning, and that it is okay not to know, and to ask questions.  Afterall, that is what school if for, no one was born knowing it all.  So where as adults do we lose that sense of safety?  For many us, the idea of beginning something new is terrifying because what if we ‘do it wrong’ and maybe we really don’t know what the heck we’re doing anyway.  Those thoughts alone can keep many of us from ever starting.

But here’s the thing.  We all start at the beginning.  No one starts with a trilogy written, or an album created, or a painting finished.  No one.  It all begins with the first word, the first note, or the first brushstroke.

What we create is ours to share with the world, and if we dare just a bit, our ability to make a positive change is limitless.  For some folks, it is the act of leaving the house, offering an apology, or writing the first paragraph, and for others, it is suggesting a radical idea that leads to sustainable farming for a community suffering from famine.  We all start at the beginning.

“It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.” ~Mandy Hale




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