Start the new year off with a bang!
That’s what everyone tells you to do.
But realizing It’s almost the end of January I have to ask:
Does your new year feel like a â€œbangâ€?
Better yet, do you know what a “bang” even feels like?
I ask because we often need to experience something directly in order to understand what it really is.
Does success even feel like a bang at all? Like an explosion that happens all at once?
Do you think that youâ€™ll go to sleep one night and magically wake up the next morning feeling like the volume is turned up and your world is buzzing?
To me, any new endeavor feels ominous; something bigger than myself surrounded by doubt and unanswered questions. It literally feels like a fight just to get myself to start doing somethingâ€¦ANYTHING.
And then it gets a little bit better. Maybe I make a new contact or I learn something and do it just a little better. Then itâ€™s right back to struggling.
But it never feels like a â€œbangâ€.
The bang of success comes when the reward for the hard work is already here.
It DOES NOT come during the struggle. It certainly doesnâ€™t show itâ€™s face when the whole world, including your own brain, seem to be trying to slow you down or distract you.
So donâ€™t start the new year expecting a huge â€œbang.â€ Expect doubt. Expect distraction. Expect not to be perfect. Expect to hit a wall and feel overwhelmed. Expect a struggle.
Expect to keep moving forward no matter what.
Donâ€™t start this year with a bang.
Start with passion, start with some true grit, start with a crazy idea.
But for Peteâ€™s sake, just START and whatever you do, donâ€™t stop.
Then when you feel the â€œbang,â€ youâ€™ll know itâ€™s time to pause, reflect, enjoy how far youâ€™ve come…and start all over again.