On Fire: Finding Your Gift And Using It

On Fire: Finding Your Gift And Using It


The Art of Beginning Again

posted by grose

Today—after a halfway-across-the-country move—I pick up my pen (otherwise known as my computer keyboard) and begin again.

I’ve always wanted to write. Get good. Write important stuff. Become a writer people want to read. But I’ve done other work most of my adult life—raised kids, brought home the bacon and fried it up. Everything but write.

I’ve had to begin again and again.

Now I’m starting to realize that starting over is a skill, an art, an act of courage, a character trait needed to do our work—pursue our individual calling—for any period of time longer than once.

So, today I offer you my gift—words—again.

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Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.

                                                                                                –F. Scott Fitzgerald

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What about you?  What have you learned about beginning again?

Do you need to start anew today?

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photo credit: Adikos (creative commons)

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