I’m reading a great book by Kevin Ashton, titled How to fly a horse. It is about creativity. There are lots of great pieces, but this part about getting started struck me:
The first beginning will feel wrong. We are not used to being with ourselves uninterrupted. We do not know the way first things look. We have imagined our creations finished but never begun. A thing begun is less right than wrong, more flaw than finesse, all problem and no solution. Nothing begins good, but everything good begins. Everything can be revised, erased, or rearranged later. The courage of creation is making bad beginnings.
This year, with work, talks, writing and lots of learning, can in many ways be seen as a bad beginning. Working on things while having no clue where they will grow into. However, the energy created by just starting and making is enormous.