Sometimes our starting here really means finishing there.
Starting starts with an ending of something else—I think that’s in a goofy commercial, but it’s true!
When you finish something you’re honoring the place/the creativity/the source of its beginning. I am still learning this, but understanding that I am honoring something larger than myself when I begin and finish something helps.
I am in love with the shiny—ooh, look at that shiny new idea. I no longer beat myself up over it, I simply understand it can be a motivator for abandoning projects, sometimes I try to explain to myself why I need to abandon a project:
it just wasn’t working out. I ran out of ideas. It’s too hard.
All of which mean the last one—it’s too hard. Once the shiny wears off and you have to dig deep, things get hard. Or, not easy. Because, all hard is, is simply not easy. Usually “hard” isn’t anywhere near what hard could be. Hard is trying something we’re not used to, hard is creating new pathways in our brains, hard is finishing. I realized I had to finish something before I can start something else.
If from right here and now we look at what we want, we look at our greatest possibility, and write a list of all the things we would need to accomplish to achieve that? We might start to cry.
But, what if, we step back and think about, simply, our next level us and write down the first thing we could do? That’s not hard.
Anyone can do that, right?
What does “next level you” want to do?