Ah, the oh, so human subject of beginning again…
Have you noticed how we humans have good days and bad days, inspired moments, ones that don’t represent our best, and everything in between? Are you 100% clear that it isn’t just you?
Yes. Deep breath.
In living the life of your dreams, I’m inviting you here and now to get clear that Every. Single. Moment. is an opportunity for beginning again. With your life as your art, that kind of creativity just comes with the territory.
Are you on track, or off? How often do you step out of all your automatic thoughts and feelings to take a look at that? To take stock?
Are you on your personal “wagon”—whatever that is for you—or did your foot slip?
Asking yourself this question and then answering it are skills, like muscles you can develop. And it’s all about practice. Think of it as a healthy ritual that you can make a regular part of your committed approach to your own precious, unrepeatable life.
On is right on! Then we just proceed.
So if you’re on track in the ways that matter most to your long-term health and productivity, well then, just jam on. Manage inner and outer challenges as they arise in the process. Because they do, and will. That’s life, right?
This management of all things works when you know you’re on the path that’s right for you. After all, there’s inherent energy and inspiration right there for you. You can ride that good stuff like a wave of relatively effortless progress.
And in truth, not choosing to relentlessly swim upstream can make all the difference. Pace yourself. With your life as your art, you. Have. Time. For real.
And off really just means opportunity.
On the other hand, if you realize you’re off track, congrats, first, on the accomplishment of that honest reflection. Give yourself some credit for it, championing your own insight.
Then assess further. What small or large shift will get you on your path again? Keep it simple. What does just getting back on your personal wagon look like, today?
What does your life as your art mean to you as you craft today? Then keep taking it one day at a time.
Yes, armed with the results of your honest reflection, just get about the beautiful business of beginning again. Know that, as wise Ezra Pound says above, you’re in very creative company. And in the trenches of that good work, reach out for the expert support you deserve.