jerzeycate
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jerzeycate, April 30,  2021  8:36am EST
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Start from where you are!

Start from where you are…Use what you have…Do what you can do…
                                                                                      *Arthur Ashe
 
You’ve got a thing
You know you do
We all have one
A thing you want to do
A thing you need to do
A thing you're afraid to do
A thing that could change everything
You just can’t get yourself to start 
 
You’ve got your reasons
I know them well
Fear of failure
Fear of success
Laziness
Uncertainty
Too many other things to do
Put all that aside for a minute
Make believe none of it matters
Pretend none of it exists
What happens if you start on that thing today?
 
If you start today 
A bunch of things could happen
Some good
Some bad
Some scary
Some surprising
Some downright shocking
They all come with the territory
 
If you start today
You get to feel good today
Taking the plunge is exhilarating
When someday becomes today it's a rush
A rush of possibility
A rush of anticipation
A rush of pride
A rush of achievement
Doing feels good
Feels much better than thinking about doing

If you start today
You will feel scared today
The hypothetical will suddenly be real
When things become real
They become scary
If you don’t start
You can’t fail
Anytime you start something fear is your companion
 
If you start today
You may start looking for reasons to quit (today)
You probably won’t actually quit
But you’ll think about it
Things won't go as expected
Issues more difficult than you ever imagined will appear
That's when the “I quit” might start to bubble up
Calm down
It's Okay
We all have it in us
It's normal
Get used to it
It’s part of the process of doing
 
If you start today
You’ll be a person who "does stuff"
In today’s world that’s no minor feat 
It’s meaningful
It's Important
It almost makes you a Revolutionary
 
If you start today
The time you put off starting vanishes
Once you start you’re a doer
No longer a dreamer
No longer a procrastinator
No longer an avoider
You are a bonafide, card carrying Doer
 
If you start today
You’ill shed your skin
Become somebody new
You are what you do today
Not what you did yesterday
Not what you might do tomorrow
 
If you start today
You won’t regret it
Nobody says “I wish I would have put that off longer”
Not Nobody
Not Nohow
Not Ever
 
If you start today
You give yourself a chance to succeed
You have zero chance of success until you start
The research
The planning
The preparation
All meaningless unless you actually start
The start makes everything else possible
It gets you skin in the game
That’s a big deal
Don’t forget it

If you start today
You no longer have to wonder, “What if?”
Starters don’t live in hypotheticals
Wondering what they might be capable of doing
Wondering if their life could change
Wondering if something’s a good idea or not
Once you start, you get to find out
Even if you don’t like the results, you’re better off having started
Discovery has value
Certainty brings clarity
Starting enables both
Removes the “What if?” 
Tomorrow you get an opportunity 
You get a chance to start again
 
It's A Great Day To Be Alive...
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