About 12 weeks ago by the time you’re reading this, I started something new, this blog, and it has changed my life forever. It has reoriented my mental state. I’ve learned that true impact isn’t in the big things we do but in those we consider as extremely small and countless. One of my favourite quotes has also kept me going;
“What is a little thing, is (just) a little thing. But to be faithful in a little thing is a great thing”.St. Augustine
Usually, new things; a new year, a new day, a new life, a new job, a new relationship, a new start, come without our consent, in the best and worst way. They come staring in our faces with the beautiful promise of second chances and unexpected opportunities. The night before new year(new year’s eve), we’re holding glasses of drinks, lighting off fireworks and chatting about how astonishing the new year was going to be – and by the time we got up from our bed the next morning, we sat engulfed with what a new start really meant.
The question here is if new beginnings are so invigorating, why that feeling of anxiousness, sadness, or in some way depression at the weight of what is right in front of them?
What Makes A New Start So Difficult?
The reason we find it so difficult at new beginnings is that we don’t know where to start. It’s no news that there are endless possibilities; in fact they are infinite. I remember writing my first blog post, I stared at my pen and book for quite a while, before coming up with what ended up beautiful. Not like I didn’t have words, but none of them felt as deep and comprehensible as I needed it to be. I asked several questions like; Will this piece be worth reading? Will it make any change or addition to the mind of the readers? Or will it be just a total waste of time communicating my thoughts to readers – including me?
Another reason we find it so difficult to start is that we can’t choose our ending. Guess what? There’s a scripture that comforts me always.
“The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former, says the LORD of host, and in this place I shall give (the ultimate) peace and prosperity, declares the LORD of hosts.”Haggai 2:9
A Quick Word From Me
As overwhelming as change and the new beginning is, there’s a hidden truth and it is that YOU HAVE EVERYTHING IT TAKES TO START AGAIN.
“Start where you are.
Use what you have.
Do what you can.”Arthur Ashe
Exactly this is my life plan. It is what keeps me going and inspires me. I have everything I need to start. Hey kings and queens, you are not limited, YOU HAVE EVERYTHING IT TAKES TO START.
No matter where you go, what you do, who you relate with, what you have or don’t, what never changes is who you are becoming. Don’t ignore the little steps you take, life is a process. And ensure you take one step at a time, that’s what makes it GROWTH. No child walks at the time of birth. There are stages; crawling, sitting, standing and eventually walking, so never ignore these baby steps.
“To make the quickest progress, you don’t have to take huge leaps. You just have to take baby steps and keep on taking them. In Japan, they call this approach kaizen, which literally translates as ‘continual improvement’. Using kaizen, great and lasting success is achieved through small and consistent steps. It turns out that slow and steady is the best way to overcome your resistance to change.”Marci Shimoff
THE END WILL ALWAYS BE COLOURFUL!!
Thanks for reading till the end. Have a great week remembering you have all it takes to start that project, podcast, business, whatever it is.