In the quiet, in the stillness, underneath the surface…things are happening. New life and possibility and growth is being stirred. We can’t possibly see it now, but there will come a day in the not too distant future when we throw off the weight of our winter coats and dance free and light and blissful in the warm spring breeze. And it will be beautiful.
You know the scariest part of starting to write a new book? (Or blog, or post, or speech, etc. etc.) That moment just before I actually begin. When I’m staring at a blank page that I have to fill with words and I feel absolutely terrified that I’m going to fill the page with the WRONG words, or that my brain is just going to stop working and I won’t have any words at all. But then I start typing. One letter after another after another. And then it becomes one word after another after another. Then one page after another after another. And then pages become chapters which become a book. All because I took a deep breath and typed one little letter.
And that’s all you have to do today. Take one little step. Make one call. Send one email. Write the first sentence or draw the first line or paint the first stroke or sing the first note. Whatever your dream is…do SOMETHING. It doesn’t have to be big and monumental and earth shattering. You don’t have to win the Pulitzer or the Nobel Peace Prize or the Oscar or the Grammy TODAY. But START. BEGIN. LEAP. Or even tiptoe or crawl if you have to, but DO IT. Do it afraid. Do it imperfectly. Do it in your own timing. But START. My entire career changed a few years ago with one tweet. Of course I didn’t see the results of that one tweet and didn’t experience the career change until years later, but something in the atmosphere and in ME shifted on that one ordinary day with that one tweet. So whatever your “one thing” is, STOP WAITING. If you’ve been asking for a sign, this is it! Today is the day! START!!!!!