Jul. 18th, 2011

‘There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.’ ~Buddha

Post written by Leo Babauta.
How do you start something new?

Whether it’s beginning an exercise program, getting going with a task you want to complete, or creating a new business or product from scratch — how do you get started?
It’s one of the most intimidating things. It’s the lack of starting that kills most tasks and projects.
Procrastination is putting off the start. Your new venture gets put off because the start is too hard.Read more... )

‘There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.’ ~Robert Byrne
Post written by Leo Babauta.

The early draft of this post sat in my system for about a week. How’s that for irony?
Many of us are good at starting things — it’s the finishing that we need help with.
The truth is, it might seem funny that my post on “How to Finish” sat unfinished for 7 days, but I’m actually decent at finishing. I start a whole bunch of articles and books, and let those ideas germinate. When I’m ready to focus on them, I get them to done pretty easily. Read more... )

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