Beginnings are tough. Here’s an example: This blog you’re currently reading marks the 6th beginning of a ‘new’ blog for me.
If you’ve ever set out to do something actually worth doing, you know exactly what I mean when I say beginnings are tough.
Here are some examples:
Getting kids ready for their first day of school.
Beginning the new year without a loved one.
Beginning a new career.
Starting a new side hustle.
Learning to love again.
It’s all tough. And if you do any amount of searching, you’re going to find that there are no less than 1,000 links in a google search for information on how to start over or start well.
I’m adding one more with this post.
As someone who’s changed jobs quite a bit over the last 7 years, lost several loved ones to death, drugs, and prision, and lost promising opportunities, please allow me to offer you this one bit of information: The best advice for starting over and starting anything well will come in the form of accountability, and accountability is always best when you enlist the services of another human being. Chances are someone has been - or is currently going through - a similar experience.
While the lone ranger is often praised in Hollywood, such is always never the case in reality.
And this time, don’t be afraid to start asking for help.
…and no. It doesn’t make you weak. Asking for help actually makes you humble. And humility adds capacity for strength.
Who must do the hard thing? He who can. - Trevanian