Start Doing and it Will Come

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Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.

-Julie Andrews-

I’m staring at a blank page.  Why am I staring at a blank page?  My fingers are typing my thoughts because I have no idea what I’m going to write about today.  Just keep typing, and something will come to mind…nothing…nothing…and still nothing!  Oh, wait!  That’s it!

Sometimes we just go blank, and we don’t know why.  We’re in the middle of a project and there it goes, all of our ideas, our motivation, our energy.  Yes, that’s it.  I’ve experienced this before, and I got past it!

You know how it is, you lose the “flow, ” and you begin to ask yourself if you’re doing the right thing, did you make the right decision, did I waste my time in getting this far?  You thought out all of your options based on the information that you had at hand, you considered the cost, and decided that you were going to go for it!

So stop questioning yourself and just keep moving.  I honestly had been sitting here in front of this monitor for almost 30 minutes hoping for something to take hold of my thoughts and move me in the right direction, but nothing came.  I decided to just start typing even if that meant that I would delete everything I started with once the inspiration hit me.

By the time I finished that first paragraph my fingers couldn’t keep up with my thoughts! That’s how our brain works, folks.  Just get moving, and you get back on your game, you’ll get back on track, and you’ll be glad that you didn’t just stop and give up.

By the way, don’t ever give up too quickly.  Keep going because you could be very close to a new idea or opportunity.  I can tell you first hand that life works that way.  Every time I kept going a bit longer, that was when things started to happen.  I can’t explain it, I just know that life works that way.

These days I don’t quite until I have beat the living daylights out of my project.  Once I know I have squeezed all of the juice from my circumstance, then and only then do I stop.

If you thought it was worth starting, then it’s worth the continued effort even when life has handed you a blank page.

Tino Hernandez



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