Are you up on your Latin? No need to Google it; I’ll explain.
Nunc coepi. “Now, I begin.”
Here, today, this moment–this is when you begin to make the changes in your life that you’ve wanted to make, but haven’t yet. Right here, right now–this is where you start to do what you’ve always known would benefit you to do.
Whether you want to stop smoking, start being more assertive, lose weight, be more outgoing, start exercising–it must begin with a decision to start, and let that decision be for it to start today, right here. Now, I begin.
“Change” is one of the most challenging words in our universe. “Change” is one of the most difficult things a human being can do; but it is possible. In the oft quoted Lao-Tzu insight, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single footstep.” He recognized 2,500 years ago that just getting started in the change process was difficult for us mercurial humans.
But you have to start somewhere. You. Must. Act.
Even I, a practically perfect (just ask my wife!) therapist needs to use this concept. I’ve known for years that I’ve wanted to blog, that my business would benefit from a blog, that my practice could grow with a blog. But, you know how it is: I don’t have the time, I’m too busy, I don’t feel like it today. Or tomorrow. Well, physician: heal thyself. When are you going to launch your blog, Mike? Here, today. Right now, at this moment. With this post, I begin, and I hope that you will begin to make that change that you know you want to make.