Week 8, Day 1

The more you start something new, the better you get at starting something new. I do think you get better at it but I don’t necessarily think that means that it gets easier. What I actually think happens is that you get better at doing something hard. Granted, finishing what you start is also very important, without a doubt, starting something that you never finish is worse than never starting something at all.    

Last week I started something with no plan in mind. This way of working is not new for me but I sort of got in a rut of planning things out. This is of course is not a bad thing, just a different thing from setting out with no particular course of action in mind.

There are benefits and deficits in both approaches and I cannot say that one is superior to the other, as most things of this nature are subjective, only that they are different and sometimes doing something different is good for the soul.

Setting forth without a plan certainly has the perception of greater risk (at least to me) but the truth is even the best laid plans are subject to failure, and having planned only to fail is a greater loss than not having planned at all and having it come to nothing. Also, there is a great deal more discovery to be had when you don’t know where you are going, and almost no frustration due to not arriving where you thought you should have been. So begins week 8.