I meant the thoughts I’d take into the new year to be more powerful and positive, but at the end of the last one I found myself repeating this one to remind myself that change doesn’t start somewhere you haven’t been yet — it starts where you are. A simple, neutral thought whose logic can hardly escape anyone.
Whether you want to change your profession, eating habits or attitude to adversity, you need to start in the place you are now. Not a place you want to be, probably. A bad place, perhaps. But it’s not possible to become the idealized image of yourself in no time.
It starts with realizing where you are.
It may take some courage and seriousness to take the first step towards change.
More courage and seriousness to step back and try again if the first step didn’t take you where you wanted.
A shit-ton of work to find the right path!
Patience to stay put if your heart, mind, lungs and the rest of your lovely self don’t quite keep up with the pace.
More work to keep searching, and stay on the right path if you’ve found it.
And more of it.
Good luck, everyone.