Just Start

I get your emails on a regular basis. Very long emails. You generously tell me about your life, and what you want to be doing compared to what you are doing now. You tell me there is something you read on this blog that inspired you. You want to know how you can do what it is you want to do.

I have the same answer for everyone. It is the same answer I give myself every day. Sometimes multiple times a day.

Just open the file.

At this point in my career I am a thriving freelance graphic/web designer and online marketer (though you wouldn’t know it by the shape of this blog…and we can define “thriving” at a later date.). I have many regular clients.  I have a fabulous  home office. And….I have freedom to choose when, where and how I work.

Freedom is a lot of responsibility.

The fact is, though I love my work, I would rather not have to do it on a daily basis….or even at all, really. But I still enjoy it for what it is. It is what I do for my energy exchange in the universe, and it has many perks.

Sometimes I wake up in the morning and all I want to do is dance in my living room, listen to music, read, play outside, daydream, and talk with friends.

But sometimes shit’s really gotta be done. (You can quote me on that…)

I have two driving forces:

1. Deadlines

2. Inspiration

(not necessarily accomplished in that order)

Inspiration sometimes comes, and I sit down with no blockages, and work flows through me with ease…and if I am lucky every now and again it comes out with brilliance.

Most of the time, I am on deadline and things just have to be done no matter what.

Even when I would rather…not.

So when I find myself dreading the prospect of sitting down to work I tell myself:

Just open the file.

I don’t have to do ANYTHING but open the file. Once I get to that, then I am fine, and deadlines are met. The work gets done.

It doesn’t matter what it is you want or have to do.

Just open the file.

It’s good to see the big picture. It good to see the end goal.

See that. Then just start. Somewhere. Anywhere. In anyway possible.

It doesn’t matter where you start, but you can only get to the finish line if you start.

You can only get to the finish line if you START.

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The Wandering Yogi