So I've been intending to start this blog for a good eight months now.
I've been sparring with various forms of resistance (fear of putting myself "out there," perfectionism, procrastination, and being "too busy" have been amongst my most valiant competitors.)
My excitement for the intentions behind this blog is paralleled only by overwhelm. I'm literally dizzy with thoughts, but, unlike for a drunk person, when I cling to the furniture it doesn't help me to steady the horizon.
So what do I do about it?
In 1947, my grandfather was forced, due to political insurgence, to leave his home and possessions in Algeria--a country he loved until the day he died. He came to America empty-handed and against his will, but despite those and other challenges, he built, from the ground up, a thriving cabinet-making business through which he eventually supported not only his own seven kids, but many other family members as well.
And he didn't even know a lick of English for his first five years in this country.
Me? I know at least several licks of English. I think you'll agree that this puts me at a serious advantage in pursuing my own American dream.
So I ask myself: WWPD? (What Would Pepere Do?)
When my parents began their business in 1977, Pepere gave them the same simple but sage advice that he would be giving me right now.
"Just put one foot in front of the other," he said.
And maybe that IS the best way to steady the horizon when you're dizzy. Focus forward, and put one foot in front of the other.
So, here I go. This post is my one foot. One short, simple, but significant foot.
(PS: Telegram to Resistance: "WINNING!! (Stop.)")
How are you battling resistance right now? What would be a good (small) first step in overcoming it?