Natural Wisdom Part 4: It’s all in the Start
To shake the brain fog, shake the indecision, the paralysis … we’ve got to jump into something and get started. Jump right into the nearest task or job at hand and start doing. Sounds obvious to the point of being stupid. But actually, many people (including myself at times) have a horrible time getting started on something. How about you??
Hello Readers, hope all’s well. Time for another post in my new series, Natural Wisdom. In case you missed the first few posts, this is a series where I write about some of the lessons God has taught me, through nature. God teaches us so much through nature if we’re willing to watch and listen to see and hear the Wisdom. God teaches us a lot about Himself through nature. He teaches us about lots of topics.
The latest lesson God taught me outdoors is actually a reminder of something I knew before. But I needed reminding of. Do you know what the hardest part of any task is?? The most mentally demanding part of any job or project??
It’s getting started. Getting started on a big job we may or may not want to do is one of the greatest challenges in this world. Taking that first step is both the most challenging and the most important part of the job.
Once we get started we can get on a roll. But we can’t get on that roll until we start the roll. The good news is, once we do get started it’s pleasantly surprising how fast minor progress adds up to great progress. These intimidating jobs go faster than we expect. But we won’t see that victory if we never take that first step and get started.
Well, that’s what today’s post is about.
Jump right in
Sometimes when I go out onto my land to work, I’m paralyzed with indecision. There are so many things that need to be done, and all are important. I’m overwhelmed with the number of options I have for what to work on today. Sometimes I can’t make a choice, and I waste time doing nothing while I think of where and how to start.
This has happened to me enough times that when I realize I’m stuck in indecision, I go find something to chop, cut, or rake as…