Starting can be hard
“Why bother starting at all when it’s not going to end well?”
Ever wondered why it’s harder to go to the gym as compared to doing the actual workout in the gym? Or why it’s harder to start a blog as compared to maintaining it? Why is it so hard to take the first step?
We live in constant fear. We’re afraid that we’ll be judged, that we’ll fail. Knowing these, we ask ourselves, “Why bother starting at all when it’s not going to end well?” And then we freeze.
It’s important for us to realise and fully understand that the start is not the end.
We find it hard to start because we’re already looking at the end, and it’s not the type of end that we’re looking forward to most of the time. In many instances, the initial end that we envision is pervaded with our fears, especially of failing. It’s so much easier to imagine a gloomy end filled with failures rather than an encouraging one made of successes, because you don’t have to do much to meet failure. In fact, it’s almost certain that you’ll meet failure and loss soon enough should you continue to freeze.
It’s important for us to realise and fully understand that the start is not the end. The destination where our first few steps will lead us to is not predetermined. The end will be a product of the number of steps we’ll take, the paths that we’ll choose and the people whom we come across in the journey. It’s determined by the choices we make and the actions we take.
Starting can be hard, but you can choose not to make it that way. If you’re still hesitating to start doing, you’re one step closer to your own undoing.