Learning to be a beginner is one of the most valuable skills you can learn.
More than half the battle is just taking the time to sit down and get started.
But, the rewards don't come if you don't put in the time.
Be a beginner doesn't have to be a bad thing, in fact it is one of the greatest things that you can ever do, especially if you are calm and understanding with yourself.
When we try to be beginners who need to have already MASTERED it NOW, and when get stuck thinking: WHY CAN'T I DO THIS RIGHT ALREADY, we miss the point.
Because to begin is to open yourself up to the possibility that it might not work. That it probably won't work.
But that's not the point. The point is that you are starting. And that there is no greater challenge than truly starting something, being vulnerable, knowing that you can do better but you aren't quite there yet.
So, I'm beginning something new today. And it probably isn't going to the best thing I've ever made.
But, I'm willing to give myself time to be a beginner, to make the mistakes, to not quite nail it, and trust that as time goes by, I'll start to catch on.
So, here is my first blog post. It is a part of the Sand Dollar.
In the spirit of being a beginner, I'm linking my very first episode. I've learned so much from having stuck with it, even though my first episode is far from perfect :)
Here's to beginnings, and here's to trying things.