“Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.” ~ William Throsby Bridges
Today’s thought is a rather cheeky nod to students who are starting a new semester today–or soon, at least. Everyone wants to start all bright and shiny and on the right foot, but there is always resistance, especially the first week–no one is really ready to be back (including the professor!).
This is also the first full week of work for the year 2014, and while it might be the same old job for many people, we’re still in the phase of new beginnings. So it’s a nod to all who didn’t want to get up and start again today.
But as I thought about it, I realized that this has a lot more depth than your basic cheeky nod. How many of us hold ourselves back because of a fear of failure? How many stay their steps toward something new because it many not work?
New beginnings are wonderful things, and starting something new means potential success, but also potential failure.
But let’s take a deep breath together and just start.