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  • August 21, 2017

The Only Hard Start

As I’ve gone on about before, more than once, many a person will come up to many a writer and say they have an idea for a book. They just don’t have the time. Blah, blah, woof, woof. Rather listen to a barking dog at this point. But it really makes you think. Think what?

That many people can do many a thing if only they could get off their butt and get beyond the start.

The start is the hardest part of anything. Why? Because there is a learning curve. It doesn’t matter if it is a simple task. If you have never done it, then there is a learning curve. But no matter the curve, most anyone can get to the top of that and then what was once thought hard becomes easy. They just have to get over their laziness or fear of it.

A lot of things really are as simple as starting. Starting to research how do to said thing or learn how to do said thing and going from there. All it takes is getting off one’s butt. So to speak. If you want to write you need to stay on your butt and write.

Now I’m not saying everyone can be a surgeon or something like that, although I’d bet many who think they can’t could if they got off their butt and wanted to do it.

There are those incapable, those that just don’t think in such a way for the task, or are just so brain-dead that some things will never be done by them, but for the average person, all it takes is starting. And these days, as long as one can afford the internet, if not then a library pass, starting is very cheap.

So if you want to write a book or you want to learn to cook or you want to do one of the 1000s of other things out there, it is usually very simple. Shut up and start.

Have you ever had to get over a learning curve? Dealt with many a never starter at your sea? Think Shut up and Start could be the cat’s motto?

Enjoy life, forget the strife.


Hilary Melton-Butcher

2017-08-21 07:15:32 Reply

Hi Pat – yes it’s easy to do so many other things and forget that writing the book is most important to settling our minds … I’m getting to it very shortly – cheers Hilary

    Pat Hatt

    2017-08-21 12:47:13 Reply

    Sure needs to be done to settle the mind here indeed.


2017-08-23 00:52:08 Reply

I’m still trying to learn not to hold the crochet hook so close to my face (to avoid elbow pain and hand numbness). I’m still trying to learn not to stick my arm under my pillow when I sleep. It’s a never ending battle!

    Pat Hatt

    2017-08-23 10:33:37 Reply

    Yeah, it takes time to break yourself of things too. It comes though, I can attest to the sleeping one.

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