It’s a question of… getting started

There are so many things I’d like to do. Like the things I list every New Years Eve: learn Spanish, do sports, write a book, keep the bathroom clean… I’ve been enumerating the same stuff for over 10 years but just don’t seem to have the “get started – get going” gene it takes to actually do something about it. I have the material I need. I might even have the time. But I obviously don’t have what the French call “la niaque”, the fighter spirit. Where does one get that? I have no idea. I do know however that I have reached a place in my life – and an age – where things, some things at least, have to move in a new direction. Or simply move.

I googled “quotations” and “start” to find some inspiring expression about the “getting started” question, and found this: “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending”. It’s by Maria Robinson. I don’t have the slightest idea of who she is, there are a lot of Maria Robinsons on Google. But whoever she is, she’s probably right. So today, right here, I’m getting started… on making a new ending.


Filed under Life in general

2 responses to “It’s a question of… getting started

  1. Carl

    Nice site. Be glad you got started when you did, and stopped making excuses, because I came looking for this domain to purchase it 🙂

    I totally dig the Depeche Mode theme, nice touch.

  2. BennyDJ

    Its not about the starting, anyone can start something. What life really needs is people who can finish things. The amount of times in business and in life you look at things and think ‘its only half done’ or ‘if it had the finishing touches that would look great’. It seems that more important than the drive to start things is the determination to finish what you start.
    Starting is about curiosity, about daring, about flair, but finishing is about determination, about pride in your work and about what you have aptly called “la niaque”.

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