In Others’ Words: Begin Somewhere
There are times I find a quote … like it … and then am surprised by who said it.
Today is one of those times.
“Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.” Isn’t that such sage advice? And then I googled Liz Smith and discovered she’s a gossip columnist, known as “The Grand Dame of Dish.”Just because you steep yourself in celebrity news, that doesn’t mean you don’t learn a few life truths along the way.
But back to today’s quote.
Sometimes I like to start the week with a kick-in-the-pants kind of quote … and that’s what Liz Smith delivers. It’s Monday — Do something. Some weeks I look at all I want to do — forget about all I should be doing — and I stall out. I spend the days doing a whole lot of nothing that looks like something. But come the weekend I’m not any closer to my dream coming true. I’m not any closer to being my honest, genuine self.
So if you’re here, today, wondering where you begin, pick up the closest pen or pencil and put a big X on your calendar, as in X marks the spot. Begin here. Do something that reflects who you are and who you want to be.
In Your Words: So, what one thing could you do today to “begin somewhere”? If you’ve already begun building your reputation, what are you doing?1 blogger likes this post!