“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” Amelia Earhart
Having the courage to take the first step is the hard part. It doesn’t matter whether the endeavor is running, knitting, juggling, or writing. Putting yourself out there, opening yourself up for possible failure takes audacity. The most difficult part is writing those first shaky words, casting on that first stitch, tossing that first ball, taking that first tentative step.
Even if you don’t get “there“, wherever “there” is, the process is the reward. You can’t always control the outcomes, but you can control what you put into the activity.
Maybe you don’t write a book, but you write a blog, which allows you to express yourself, create something worthwhile, and make a lot of diverse friends from all over the world.
Maybe you don’t run a 100-miler or even a marathon, but you begin moving, feeling strong. You get a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. You learn how to push your limits, then find new limits and push them too.
It’s the process that changes you; it’s the process that makes you a better person, stronger, smarter, more interesting, daring.
What process will change you today?
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.” Ephesians 5:8
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