If you are reading this, chances are, just like me, you have a project in mind but don’t know how and where to start. You are deeply aware of a desire in your heart and soul to create something simply because it’s ingrained in your being, but you can’t move past your creative vision to start doing something.
I’m not sure what your creative pursuit or dream is, but I’m here to share with you what I’ve been learning—that today, at this moment, you only need to start small.
John Hegarty, On Creativity
“Start small, start compact, and suddenly you’ll have begun to create. And then you are no longer looking at a blank page.”
In the spirit of practicing what I have been learning, I am writing this first blog post on this website I registered five years ago. It took me five years to embrace my creative side before figuring out what I wanted to do with this website and what purpose it serves me and others.
How to Start Small
+ Open a blank document and type a few words, a sentence perhaps.
+ Put that pencil onto paper and draw tiny sketches if that is all you can muster to do today.
+ Dip your paintbrush and start with one color on a blank canvas.
+ Play the first note.
+ Weave the first knot.
+ Dance the first step.
+ Plant the first seed.
The beauty of starting small is that you don’t have to figure it all out today. Rest in the truth that starting small is a thousand times better than being stuck. Starting small is progress. Starting small beats overwhelm. If you start today, you will be a little better tomorrow.
Think of starting small as a blank page, as something that is neither promised nor guaranteed to you, to me. So, if you have this moment today, it means you are alive and have been given this chance to start. So, start already. No matter how small. Just start.