“The secret of getting ahead is getting started” - Mark Twain
This one resonates with me because everything I’ve ever done that matters to me was really hard to start. Photography. Writing. Dancing. Video. There’s usually so much fear around pursuing the things that matter to you most. All these thoughts come up like: Am I good enough? Do I deserve this? Who do I think I am? Or the classic fear that your dreams might not be as great as you think they are. So you keep them dreams.
But now I take those feelings as a sign that I must start. Because if it didn’t matter to me I wouldn’t be feeling those feelings. Weird, huh? The one thing you care about the most also freaks you out the most. Does anybody else ever feel that way?
The little act of starting puts you ahead of everybody else who didn’t. And I think that matters, regardless of how good you are. Because at least you’re doing it. And if you just do that enough times in a row, who knows where it’ll take you? Definitely further than here.
Anyways, here’s to getting started. Again and again.
by Jason Lam