Start Where You Are

A long time ago, I came across this keychain that simply says, "start where you are" on it and saved the link.

Every once in a while, I see it again and think, "oh yeah, that's a good idea."

It's hard though, right? It's hard because chances are that I don't want to be where I am. I want to be over there and if I start where I am that's admitting that I'm not over there already. Or maybe I've heard a really compelling story about someone who started somewhere totally different and then got there, and maybe I should start where that person started, too? Because it seemed to work for them?

Or mayyyyybe some weird part of me wants to start somewhere further back. Somewhere sort of like rock bottom (but not actually rock bottom, because that might be a little too unpleasant), where I have no choice but to go up.

But I'm not in any of those places. I am where I am, and for some reason, that can be really hard to accept.

I do believe that…

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