CW #27: START
ARE YOU READY?
We all go through phases in which we feel demotivated, worried or even anxious. It is as if every effort we made was pointless because we do not experience any outcome, supposedly. We are waiting impatiently for the results to occur and therefore change our lives. At the end of the day we put so much effort in something, shouldn’t we be rewarded for that? The problem is that often times we create an idea and expect one particular outcome. Eventually, if this particular result does not suit our current mood, we feel disappointed. Disappointed in ourselves, disappointed in life and disappointed in the process of growth. If only we would focus on creating an open-minded setting rather than stumbling on our own stubbornness of a fixed outcome. This should be our prime goal. Everything else results in unfairness and lastly disadvantage towards ourselves since it is us who suffer the most. As a matter of fact, I believe in transformation once we truly dedicate ourselves in the process of growth. Be true and always stay fair to yourself because growth is not a set figure, it is something we create upon events we experience. WELCOME TO CW#27: START!
Within calendar week’s #27 blogpost I would like to talk about the term “start”. Quoting Herman Siu, a 6th generation Shaolin Temple Descendent who has inspired my work for many years, is going to be my first approach.
“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road; not going all the way and not starting.”
New beginnings are often difficult. There is a reason why we use this expression. As a matter of fact, all of us feel tension when it comes to making a start on changing one’s circumstances. It means, we have to make confessions that may be hurtful because they will display the truth. It also means to say goodbye to things and even people we have gotten used to but in fact appear harmful to the life we are reaching out to. The toughest part though is to actually make a choice and establish a commitment regarding our personal meeds. Often we feel uncertain and confused. We do not know where and how to start. What is more, we compare ourselves to others and create a new image of ourselves based on a distorted impression of what we believe we are in need of. This way we distract ourselves continuously from what initially sparked our actions. Yes, I agree, it seems easier to just copy someone else’s story, but does it really do the job? Ask yourself. If you are not ready to make a change based on your personal ideas, you are not ready to start yet. And that is totally fine. Your moment will come soon. However, if you are willing and feel comfortable in undergoing growth, this following method will help your mission!
CREATE a START
If you seek for change, you will catch an opportunity, not by expecting certain reactions to transform your life but by initiating actions that will effect transforming your life.
START your mission!
Enjoy calendar week’s #27 new beginnings.