April 14, 2016

The Hardest Part is Starting

The hardest part about sending that email that could change everything is not pressing send…it’s writing the first line.

The hardest part about branding your business is not picking out fonts and colors….it’s taking the time sit down and actually figure out who you are first.

The hardest part about going full time is not the day you leave your day job….it’s the day, months before then, when you decide to leave your day job and start putting in the work to make it happen.


Anytime you’re starting that new project, writing that article, launching that new line, the hard part isn’t the launching. The launching is the fun part. The launching comes with balloons, champagne, and confetti.

The hardest part is starting.

It’s putting pen to paper. It’s sketching out ideas. It’s being willing to sit down and write that outline. Or blog post. Or business plan.

It’s the day you’re willing to stop talking about it (trust me, everyone has already heard you talk about it) and to take one step, no matter how small, to actually doing it.

To be able to resist the resistance, lean in to the fear, and sit through the edginess. To push past that uncomfortable feeling that comes every time you tip toe at the borders of your comfort zone and for once not go running back into the shelter of what has always been. To take that step out of the shadows. To pull yourself off of the sidelines. Into the uncertain. And into the unknown.

Be willing to decide. Be willing to begin. Be willing to try.

Because what we know is life doesn’t begin when you’re finished.

Life begins when you start.

Go rock it out!

  1. Jaime

    I really needed this today. Thank you! I sat at my computer last night with ideas swirling throughmy head and heart. There are so many areas of our business that need to be kicked up a notch. I felt overwhelmed and disheartened. This. I needed this.

  2. Maddie

    I can totally relate to this. If you never take the risk, you’ll never get the reward.

  3. Kat

    I love this so much, friend!!

  4. Sarah Houston

    I really love this post, thanks for always speaking the truth!

  5. dana todd

    OMG this is perfect timing! We are getting ready to release the new site next week, and just literally wrote up a post on our process, why we changed, the fear of what we did and if others didn’t like it, and it’s ready to be on the blog next week. It took us months for the site, and still fear ful, but we are doing it!!!!!

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