Difficulty At The Beginning
The I Ching, a source of ancient wisdom, tells us that the birth of anything new is an entry into the unknown. To cross a threshold, to accomplish something you’ve never done before takes great strength of character and perseverance. But our quick-fix society makes us feel like something is wrong with us if we don’t “hit it out of the ballpark” right away, on the first try.
So, sometimes the unfulfilled dreams we hold close to our heart become burdens because they require crossing a threshold, birthing new of ourselves. Like a backpack, we’ve been wearing all day, we don’t realize the weight until we remove it from our shoulders. We may carry our unfulfilled dreams, our possible selves, our creative ideas, the book to write or new business to launch for years.
It seems there are only two ways to go. Shut down and suppress this silly idea or engage in all-out war with the enemy (resistance) inside. The “just do it” generation says to push, grind, hustle, and never quit or you will be a loser.
The world asks, “Are you going to be a dreamer or a doer?” as if it is so simple.
Well, my friend, if you’ve been waiting, struggling, or beating yourself up for not being able to bring your creation into existence we have something to share with you.