Coming up with something to write for today was hard. There are other things that I’d rather be doing that don’t take so much effort - like sleeping or reading. I’m hoping that as I continue to write, it won’t feel like so much of a chore. The hardest part is always starting. So here I am…writing away.
I downloaded Jeff Goins’ latest book titled “The In Between” and started listening to it earlier this week. It’s about embracing the moments that are occurring right now and the tension between now and the next big thing. It’s a great reminder that it’s in these moments of feeling like nothing is happening (when in fact things are happening if you just pay attention), that make up your entire story.
It’s easy to get caught up in dwelling on the past and wishing you could’ve or should’ve done something better, but this type of reflection is ultimately unproductive. By doing that, we forget what’s actually going on around us in this exact moment. A million thoughts go through our heads and eventually doubt and fear seem to creep in if you don’t take any action in the thought process. So just start. Start doing something.
It’s not a coincidence that I decided to embark on this experiment of writing to publish everyday, or that I want to create a job I love that doesn’t exist yet. I chose to do this. It’s the action of putting thoughts to paper to implementation, to create the tangibles that subdue any tension during this transition period. I’d rather not just wait for the next big thing, because it may never come. I’d rather embrace these moments, pick myself and start somewhere even though I have no clue where this path may lead me. I just know if I don’t, I’ll be waiting for an eternity filled with the weight of fear – something that weighs far too much to stay above water.