Butterflies and boogiemen await the beginning of a worthwhile project. Getting the butterflies in your stomach to fly in formation at the project kickoff is exciting. Anticipation floods your body, thinking of the possibilities. Additionally, the pending uncertainty of the unknown can be terrifying, as you stand at the precipice of change.
This inquiry celebrates the last project you started. The blog, the musical gig, the start-up, the birth of a child (most are shorter-term projects), the competition, or the yoga practice; all represent the beginning of a new project.
Chinese philosopher, Laozi, wrote that "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." This 2500-year-old truth still rings true today.
The spark of action is a catalyzing moment that begins every significant movement or idea. This blog is my latest project and started with both butterflies and boogiemen standing guard. I would love to say they have abandoned their watch stations; however, they are ever present companions with each writing. Some posts feel like a thousand mile march through mud, and others are a quick trip around the corner. But, before I click the publish button, the guards remind me of their presence.
Congratulations on stepping into the unknown to start the project! How did your project kick-off begin? How quickly did you reduce your uncertainties to manageable levels? How has the experience reinforced your confidence for the next project? Where there any lies darting around your mind that you had to shut down before moving forward? Who came alongside to offer support?
What uncertainties were standing watch over your beginnings? Add your voice to the comments.