It’s that simple. After all the planning and anticipation, you have to turn the crank the first time.
Without knowing what will happen or where it all will lead, you begin.
I used to think these beginnings should be a big deal, with some sort of grand official sendoff. Simply starting seemed anti-climatic.
Now, though, I sort of like it. I like the notion that you start by starting. It doesn’t require a ceremony or a permit or a “ready-set-go.”
I think we often fail because we wait for a formal beginning that never happens. I know folks who wait patiently for someone to tell them to go on a mission trip because they don’t feel qualified. They wait for others to invite them to help the seniors with their yard work. They see a need and wonder why the leaders don’t address it.
They wait for the starter to fire the pistol, because that’s how a race begins–right?
Except, life’s not a race. Life begins when someone decides it’s time to begin.
What are you waiting for?
Let’s quit waiting and get started.