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.  
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Happy New Year - and a perfect time for sorting.

Over the past week, I've been in a sorting mood.  I've sorted out the kitchen, the laundry room, and have made a big impact on the garage ( to be finished this week!).  It's wonderful when it's done and you find space on your shelves or empty cupboards!  What a good feeling.

It's a refreshing way to start the New Year with things in order and well organized - but this applies to more than just your home.  Instead of making resolutions this year, why not do a bit of sorting in all areas of your life.  Let's make some room on the shelves and empty cupboards in our work, play, and love lives, so that in 2013 there is room to learn new things, expand, meet new people, try something different.....

For example:
  • what parts of my work can I sort out and discard that I no longer need, so there is room to take on a new project or learn new things?  
  • How do I waste my "play" time and could I throw out some of that to give me room for more fun play?    
  • What part of my exercise program do I no longer need so I can add a new aspect and challenge for myself?
  • In my relationships, do I need to sort out my time so I have more quality time with the special people in my life?

I want some room on the shelves and empty cupboards so that I can spend 2013 filling them up with things that are worthwhile and bring me happiness. So for the New Year, and onwards, I'll be sorting and making space for new things in my life.

Is it time for you to have a bit of a sort out and clear some space in certain aspects of your life, so there is room to expand, grow, and find more happiness? What will you make space for?
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