Happy Midweek Mojo!
You see a lot of Motivational Monday posts and that’s great to get you going for a Monday. Unfortunately, I have a “hare” mentality that I’m trying to correct. I’m strong out of the gate, but tend to flail about halfway. It’s a conscious effort on my part to try and change this. The tortoise was right, slow and steady wins the race.
So in an effort to help those of us that need some additional weekly motivation, I offer a midweek mojo post.
Today’s quote comes from the great Mark Twain:
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
The hardest part is starting, am I right? This is where fear sets in and tries to derail us before we even get going. For me, when I start a new writing project, the beginning is always the clunkiest for me. I’m awkward and all over the place until after a while I can rein myself in and find my voice. But unless I start, I’ll never find my voice.
Some are perfectionists. Circumstances must be perfect in order to get started. They use sentences like:
“I’ll wait until the kids leave home.”
“I’ll wait until I have enough money.”
“I’ll wait until I lose weight.”
I’ve used these last two quite a bit myself. Life becomes a bunch of I’ll wait’s and before you know it, time passes you by.
Life isn’t perfect and never will be. There will be no perfect circumstance. If there’s something you want to do or dream of doing, get started. Don’t wait. If you’ve only been half committed to something, hold your nose and JUMP! Commit fully if you want it bad enough.
Time is the one commodity we have that we can somewhat control and yet we can never replenish when it’s gone.
We only get so many trips around the sun. Make sure you make the most of each and every single one.
The weekly mojo question:
What are you not starting because of fear or some other deterrent?
Write freely, love fearlessly, live intentionally,