Getting Started

IMG_5694How many times have I dreaded even the thought of getting started?

I have an old story about household repairs. It involves the image of a half-dozen trips to Home Depot. This image is not conducive to getting started.

I have an old story about relationship repairs. It involves the image of finding out I was wrong all along. This image is not conducive to getting started.

I have an old story about giving feedback to employees. It involves the image of tears, defensiveness and discomfort. This image is not conducive to getting started.

I have an old story about learning something new, something that is hard. It involves an image of frustration, impatience and incompetence. This image is not conducive to getting started.

How many times have I dreaded getting started only to re-discover that getting started is the beginning of getting there?


DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change” and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He speaks and writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world. Connect with him on Twitter at @berrydavid.

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