On Your Mark… Go!

Okay. I’m doing it. I’m writing a book on Courageous Conversations. Yep. It’s outlined and the first chapter is complete. And, guess what I’ve discovered? Starting was the hardest part. I wouldn’t say that trying to write a book is the easiest thing I’ve ever taken on but once I got started, I almost instantly gained momentum.

In this new year, what’s the dream you’ve been dreaming about that you keep putting off until the “perfect time?” You know, when all the stars are aligned, all the other items are crossed off the list, or you’re finally skinny, rich, or more experienced.

Whether it’s becoming a speaker, asking for a promotion, starting a business, developing a new website, having that courageous conversation, creating a workshop, trying out a marketing idea, committing to an exercise routine, or writing that book that only you can write… start. Just start. Because starting creates momentum and momentum creates clarity, excitement, and growth.

This week, decide on your race and put your running shoes on. Walk up to the starting line. Set your gaze upon the finish line out in the distance and go. My friend, Stephanie North Mohan, just completed her first (and she says, her last) marathon. She posted that she saw a T-shirt that said, “DLF is better than DNF is better than DNS.”

Dead Last Finish is better than Did Not Finish is better than Did Not Start. Start now… right in the middle of the imperfect world you’re living in… and let your momentum caring you to the finish line.

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand,
and work with whatever tools you may have at your command,
and better tools will be found as you go along.”
~~George Herbert

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