What good is knowing how to accomplish a task if you never start? It’s more important to just begin than it is to know how to finish at the start.

When we don’t think we can do it—it’s because we haven’t yet done it.

After two years of drinking to numb and spending to feel, I’m tapping out of this ping-pong pairing of self-soothing behaviors that really only serve to make everything worse. For a full year. At least. And I don’t yet know how I’ll do it. I just know I will.

With any major lifestyle change or personal accomplishment, especially those essential to the well-being of our soul, the how to do it is secondary to the starting of it. The beginning must always precede the finishing.

Read the rest of my story on why I’m walking away from the all-consuming tug-of-war of booze and shoes here, on Her View From Home. Maybe, just maybe my story will help you find your way in your own.

 

Photo by Robert Baker on Unsplash


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