Muse #530 - the inability to new beginnings
I have been struggling recently. And this is not a recent thing. As journeys go, it has always been a struggle to make new beginnings. Getting started. Writing this blog somehow made it. And, an obsession to keep it going persists it and still preserves it. But, these are just ruminations. Musings. A journal at best.
I have a lifetime of knowledge of a few things supported by what I believe are different perspectives. You also know my averseness to other people’s methods. OPM I call it.
But yet, I am unable to break free to articulate something unique or different with some value - beyond what I practice in my little bubbles at work. With limited scale. As a change agent of one. I have been always wanting to test my ideas at scale - on whether it has some utility. Or maybe not at all. But still, test it all the same. The challenge of course is to begin.
And then, when you are tired and want to just give up, I read this today… to pep up my motivation for a little bit longer…
If your plan, your idea, or your art doesn’t involve any significant hurdles in moving forward, it’s probably not worth that much.
If it were easy, everyone would do it.
The tactic is to seek a path where you see and understand the significant hurdles that kept others away. And then dance with them.
They’re not a problem, they’re a feature.
— Seth Godin
Source: Significant hurdles
I wish doing new things were easy as Nike says with their slogan “Just do it!”. But, now all I have to put my head down and attempt another start. To persist in trying. All over again.