“You don't need to go back in time to be awesome; you just have to start right now. Regretting that you didn't start earlier is a great distraction from moving on your dream today, and the reality is that today is earlier than tomorrow.” -Jon Acuff, Start: Punch Fear In The Face, Escape Average and Do Work That Matters
Taking up a new project or embarking on a new goal is challenging and exciting. The feeling of commitment and eagerness to undertake a new creative venture is both thrilling and daunting. Ideas are brewing but they are not real and tangible yet. Sometimes "starting" is the challenge.
Oftentimes I wonder - why is getting started so difficult when I feel so motivated and ready? What barriers or blocks are holding me back? I look at my feelings and question my thoughts. Is it fear, insecurity, lack of self-confidence, not enough time, too little knowledge, uncertainty.
Ultimately, the only way to begin and move forward is to break through these barriers. Here are some ways that have helped me get started:
Hi there! I'm Jessica, painter, creator and avid list maker. I love yoga, reading, journaling and sharing my inspirations with you. I'm so glad you're here!