Accomplishing something worthwhile is one of the best feelings in the world, but I believe the actual starting toward this worthwhile accomplishment would have to be one of the most challenging, daunting and thrilling experiences human beings have access to. Sure, jumping out of plane with only a backpack full of fabric to slow our certain plummet to Earth has it’s moments, but starting something means we set ourselves up for potential failure and (*gasp*) a series of things we now have to follow through on…
As with most good things in life we create for ourselves, one of the first things we do is start with an intention. Without knowing why we want something we don’t have as big an investment in why we should keep going. Intention fuels the fantasy of what the finished product will look/feel/taste like as well as the kick in the pants we need to get the show on the road. It also creates the faith we need to get us through the tough times.
When we decide where to go for our next holiday or what the storyline will be for the multi-million dollar Hollywood movie we’d like to direct, we are choosing to begin on whatever journey will follow. Our journey may not always take the path we imagine, but creating an intention and then starting out is the only way we’ll get there.
A wise sage, the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, once said “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” Your intention is you choosing a road.
So, start with an intention. And then just start.
This is the beginning of my journey. Welcome, and thank you for reading.