One of the hardest parts….okay THE hardest part of “starting something” is being naked.
This goes before the part of actually doing this “thing”
(like creating your new Facebook page, writing your first blog, implementing your new workout, filing for your LLC, setting a date for your new devo/accountability group, etc etc).
This is the stage where you just admit to someone, “Hey! I wanna do this________”.
Most people go, “Awwwwwww yeah! That’s awesome!”
(AKA, “That’s cute you sweet little kid, and precious. You are precious.”)
People might not take you seriously. And you feel kinda naked. This is something that is very personal to you, something you may want to do with your LIFE, andddd you kinda feel left like you are defending it. Trying to prove to people that its reasonable, or grown up.
So most of us in this stage, the naked, the exposed stage…...just stop right there.
We never actually follow through, because even mentioning that idea, made us feel stupid. Or like a cute little kid eating a lollipop.
That’s why I skip this stage. Now when I have an idea, or want to do something- very few people know about it until I am already doing it.
Its important to guard your heart. No matter what “stage” you are in….
Admitting it Stage
Starting it Stage
Doing it Stage
Not quitting doing it Stage
Still not quitting Stage
Still going Stage
Waiting Stage Stage
Applause never becomes at the beginning. You don’t go to a movie theater and see everyone clapping and shouting at the beginning. Nope. They sit quietly till the end, and then tell everyone how great it was.
Your “applause” will come later.
Till then, guard your heart.
Plug your ears. Don’t take criticism to heart. People come and go. Its easy to talk its harder to do.
Be a doer. And only listen to doers. You don’t need approval before you begin.