Starting

Starting is both the easy part of an idea and the hardest part.

Starting is easy because if you start an idea it’s just one step in the process, you can cross it off your to-do list, you can move on.

Starting is the hardest part because if it’s a truly worthwhile idea then you must be able to sustain the idea.

Starting writing a book

Starting a new project at work

Starting a new bible reading plan

Starting a health initiative

Starting a new friendship

Starting a new business partnership

All of these things are fairly easy to start, but the real pay off on these worthwhile ideas is way past the starting point.  The payoff is when you’ve maintained that same energy and focus that you needed to start the idea 6 months down the line, when the book is finished, when your friendship has lasted 16 years, when you’re about to reach your health goals.

Starting then becomes the easiest part.

So of all the ideas that you have, all the projects you’d like to start, what are the things that you know that you can maintain.  Go after those with everything you have.

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