Begin at the beginning

Begin at the beginning

"He who wishes one day to fly must first learn standing
             and walking
                and running
                    and climbing
                        and dancing

 One doesn't not fly into flying"
FW Neitzsche 

Is there something in your life right now that you are trying to excel at? Something you are eager to be great at?

Maybe the process is worth taking time over.  We can find enjoyment in walking, running, climbing and dancing along the way, but by focusing only on flying, we miss out on those achievements.

I know this really applies to me right now with my studies. I'm so eager to learn everything and be great at it that I'm not noticing the joy of just the little steps I'm taking and the small achievements.

Is there some aspect of your life that you are rushing to achieve greatness, and missing out along the way?  Take a deep breath and enjoy where you are now, where you've come from and the achievements you've made already.  

Are you ready to fly?

During our lives, we may never feel completely ready to "fly"  - or try something new.  And yes, we do need to evaluate our preparedness.  But its important to look not only at the positive things that may help - ie have your feathers come in! - but also, look if you have extra baggage.  Maybe its time to get rid of the things that weigh you down. What things in your life no longer serve you on your journey?  Can you lighten your load and then be able to just take a leap.