Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach

The Tough Get Going

When a body of waters rolls over a slab of concrete looking for the ocean, it stretches out its fingers.

Some fingers hit a dead end and stop.

But the water doesn’t call it quits. It rises up and finds a new course.

And it keeps adjusting until it finds a way to return home.

Starting projects is no different. Whether you want to build a business or learn to play the violin, the steps are the same.

Decide, plot, execute.

Plotting out the path isn’t the hard part. It’s seeing the path through until the end.

The reason people complete so few projects, is because it’s scary and nobody gives us the support we want.

If you’ve ever sat through a toddler’s violin recital, you understand why: new projects are messy.

What’s more, well-wishers might not get rewarded for toughing it out if the passion fizzles out of the pursuit.

If you take a stab at a fresh undertaking, you’re on your own. Which makes it extra hard when nobody wants what you’re making.

When the going gets tough, you’ll be reminded of why you started your project in the first place.

If your why is important enough, you’ll readjust and keep going.

P.S. While you’re here, rock out to Billy Ocean’s classic.

By Jeroen Elsing
Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach