Begin (Again) Now

Zero to Hero Day Six: Write to your Dream Reader

If you want to go somewhere, you have to start from where you are now.
If you wish to finish a task, you have to start it first.
If you yearn for an accomplishment not yet achieved, you have to start somewhere.

Begin where you are now
You don’t have to start at the beginning
These may seem like ridiculous or obvious statements; and yet it is often just starting which proves to be the most difficult part of a task we give ourselves. Whether we are not sure of the best plan or doubt the possibility of a successful outcome; we often continue to put off that first step.

Don’t get stuck by letting yourself believe that you have to start at the beginning. Begin right where you are now. If there doesn’t appear to be a natural place to start — or if there appear to be too many places to start — don’t sit around worrying about making the “right choice.” Making any choice is better than inaction.

Just start – and you will be surprised at how a plan emerges once you get going. There will be challenges and probably mistakes will be made. But as you solve the challenges and fix the mistakes you move ever closer to the goal.

The first step on any journey begins right here, right now. And the next step will be there when you need it. As every step leads to the next, the journey builds its own momentum and carries you forward along with it.

So if you are looking for new, or better, possibilities in your life don’t waste time trying to come up with the best and only plan. Start right where you are and move forward with confidence in your ability to get to a successful outcome.

50,000 and Counting

Zero to Hero Day Three – Write the Post that was on your mind when you decided to start a blog.

 

I have more than 50,000 messages in my email Inbox.

Really.  More than 50,000.  The counter actually says 49,999+.  But I’m pretty sure it is considerably more than 50,000. These emails go all the way back to 2008 – the year in which I just stopped. The year in which I stopped doing everything that was not absolutely vital to sustaining life.  Including managing my life……..

Ramsey Creative CommonsMost especially managing my life. 

This ridiculous situation, in which my hoarded emails now strain the seams of my little chunk of the online universe, seems to have become a metaphor of sorts for my life in general over the past five years. The lost years. 

You can read a tiny bit about the why of the lost years on my About page if you like…but the why doesn’t really matter so much right now.  Right now what matters is that I seem to have finally come back to find myself, armed with the realization that it is time to begin again.  

But where to begin?  There are so many choices it is overwhelming.  So the metaphor of the emails seem as good a place as any.   

I’ll let you know how it goes.