The Starting Point

The conditions don’t have to be perfect.

Some of us spend too much energy trying to get everything in order just so we can begin.

“I don’t have all the answers, yet…”
“I am not quite ready.”
“I still need to __________ (fill in your blank) [lose five pounds, leave the relationship, get more education, finish raising the kids…]

Fear immobilizes.
Perfection paralyzes.

Just dive in, already. DO. IT.

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” ~ Yoda

Perfection is an illusion.
Readiness is a state of mind.

Action is rewarded with invisible motion set forward.
It calls the Uni-verse to your side and beckons results.

Action doesn’t require courage.
Or preparation.
Or planning.
Action is confirmation that you desire progress.

All you have to do is start.
Starting affirms you’re ready for the next step.

“Leap, and the net will appear.” ~ Julia Cameron

Start today.
And start again this afternoon.
And start again tomorrow, if you must.

Never stop starting.

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy,
the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all acts of initiative and creation,
there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which
kills countless ideas and splendid plans:
that the moment one definitely commits oneself,
then providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one
that would never otherwise have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents,
meetings and material assistance which no man
could have dreamed would have come his way.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Begin it now.

~ Goethe

It’s all positive.
It’s all progress.

Welcome to the starting point.

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