“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” -Plato
The great philosopher, Plato, once said, “The beginning is the most important part of the work.”
How can you achieve great things if you never get started, right?
Most individuals tend to put off starting something, whether it’s a business, a relationship, a diet, or a hobby. With this, it seems like ‘change’ and the ‘failures’ appear to be feared by everyone. But did you know that these early blunders will help you figure out how to execute it the right way in the end? You’ll be able to reflect what worked and what didn’t. Without experiencing these mistakes in your beginnings, you won’t ever truly comprehend or appreciate the right way to do things once you’ve made it big. However, when you fully appreciate the start of your journey, the end feels even more satisfying and rewarding and when you consider how a successful journey came to be, the freedom that comes with it seems even more empowering.
Many people waste too much time getting ready or waiting for the ideal moment. There is no such thing as a perfect time, as we all know that perfection is impossible to achieve. Thus, the key to progress is a massive action. You must take it or you will stay in limbo the rest of your life, waiting to reach your goals.
Yes, getting the ball rolling is the most difficult part. But once you’ve done that, you can build momentum through constant action, learning and gaining experience and eventually, you’ll soon experience the ‘snowball effect’.
It’s time to appreciate the beginning, our dearest friends. Accept the messed-up business plans. Take advantage of the late evenings. Embrace the failures. Accept the challenge of your “figuring it out” phases and you’ll realize how crucial the beginning is after you’ve reached the end.