In Others’ Words: The Importance of the Beginning
There are times when the beginning of a matter eludes me.
How to start the needed conversation.
How to break the too-big task into smaller pieces so that I can see the “Do This First” spot.
How to unravel the “Once Upon a Time” of a story so that more than the words Chapter One remains on page one.
Sometimes I’m waiting for the best beginning. The perfect beginning. And that kind of expectation will trip me up every time.
Somehow I must begin … even if, in my attempt, I find that I must try, try again.
If nothing else, I’ve begun something.
Proceeding with caution is better then doing nothing at all. Tough conversations are best begun by listening to the other person. Those tasks I’ve avoided for days — or weeks or months? If I pick one and get ‘er done, it’s a start, right? And rough words that start to tell the story can always be rewritten. And they usually are.
In Your Words: When you find yourself stuck at the beginning of something, what do you do to get yourself to move?
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