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Sometimes it’s necessary to slow down—in order to navigate around obstacles, to avoid accidents, to keep ourselves safe. We might even have to stop altogether and wait for the way to clear. Such are the rules of the road. However. When we lose momentum on our pet projects or big dreams, it has the opposite effect.
What stalled projects are lying around your life right now, waiting for you to pick them up again? This isn’t a judgment, but a reminder to RESUME. I know from whence I speak because I’ve just resumed work on a goal that all but ground to a halt a few short weeks ago. I can’t get that time back, but I can tell you this: any work you do on ‘your business’ today will put you that much closer to completion—and satisfaction.
Last weekend I realized I’d been hedging—also known as hmmming and hawwing where I come from—on some work I’d been wanting to complete. I knew that if I put myself out there in an even more visible way, there’d be no going back. I’d lose a perceived safety I’d created by my own inertia.
When we RESUME our true work on any level, it ripples. Picking up where you left off—even if the act of picking up means putting down an old goal in order to make room for the new—emits a signal that tells the rest of us you take yourself seriously enough to go for it, to believe, to try. It’s inspiring and necessary.
Maybe you think your thing’s too weird or unworthy to move forward? Well, Einstein said, If at first an idea isn’t absurd, there’s no hope for it. He also said, Nothing happens until something moves, and I think he’d agree with today’s nugget: mind your business, get back to work… RESUME, honey!