Once again it is a pleasure to pencil down a few thoughts that we began three weeks ago. Hope you have been learning from the article(s). If you remember, I started with Deciding as the first source of inspiration and of course you tacitly agreed that this particular source has a short life-span, so we couldn’t dwell there for so long. So we advanced to the second of the source of inspiration – Planning.
But in closing our discussion last week I quoted the religious leader, Gordon Hinckley saying; “That you can’t plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind.”
Well, again this simply expresses the limit of staying so long on this stage of inspiration, so lets’ advance to the third source which is – Beginning.
Beginning – getting started on what you have been deciding and planning.
The German philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Geothe puts it this way, “whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”
Turn that thought, those notes on paper into action.
Assembling thoughts from the intangible realm (deciding), penciling them down into 2nd dimensional format (planning), and then firing them up into the 3rd dimensional state (beginning) is a fantastic sequence of inspiration.
Imagine saying to yourself finally, “what I thought about for so long, I have finally started.” You can’t completely comprehend what will happen to yourself esteem when you can do this!
For instance, the idea of owning a personal library, the moment you walked into a bookshop to purchase your first book that could just be the first step of an incredible journey. Or the self-promise of committing to inspiration and learning; the thought of surrounding yourself with uplifting information, then that moment you enroll for the class/seminar and there you are seated, pen in hand, ready to pen down notes on a pad. Whoop! What a feeling.
You never know how well plans can go until you finally commit to the first step of the journey – executing.
Sadly, you never finish what you haven’t started nor do you achieve what you didn’t begin.
The mountain mover began by carrying away small stones. So…
Overcome the inertia. Step out and begin. Just start. “For anything well began is half-done,” says Horace.
POINT TO RUMINATE ON: There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth – not starting and not going all the way.
Authored by: Anointed Enoh