getting started

Bringing the starting line to where you are

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Of all the things that determine an outcome, that should make us super afraid when any outcomes of our undertakings are about to be spelt out, time is a big decider. We don’t quite have our hands over it. Our purpose is usually to do good things the soonest we can. When conditions say “no!”, bringing the starting line closer and start anyway is tremendous respect for time.

The courage to draw the starting line where one is standing just now and without waiting for then, without waiting for all the requirements to be there first, works. The line itself can only look upon one drawing it and see that courage but zero or few of its requirements that it can take as right for a start. When that happens that courage should bear its fruits in one attempting to takeoff.

It takes starting low and having that low produce some. Some that are then harnessed to mean some more, then bounty. This ‘offspring approach’ requires concentration on each of the inputs s/he is employing, because if the employing fails then there is a challenge in finding the replacing input. Deciding is for once, redeciding is for the start not the middle of each phase. Wiser choices are those done through a spectacle that looks deep into the future, not the day after tomorrow. Good choices are done knowing that tomorrow is not for nothing and that tomorrow can add value to the future.

Good choices are not wasteful about time. They are progress.

People are afraid to run without the shoes, the shoes wonder if best runners are people who first put them shoes on before learning to run only to get their talents out of them shoes. The fear of not having when you must have, is the fear of getting to have when you are not having. You can’t have the best you yourself when you are afraid that you don’t have that requirement which is an essential for a good start to get you where will definitely get to have.

23May2021Sun A friend passed by while I was working in the garden. A conversation we had with each other was good. We were discussing about job opportunities, and I had some tough time to convince him to avoid waiting for a job which is never readily available in our Southern African country, Zimbabwe. Above were my words to him after convincing him to do some form of production then sell the produce.

Through a microphone on my $2 set of earphones I recorded my words after pausing the FM radio. This is for you.

Meeinrad Socien

This is impact from SubjectMe

In the darkest moments of my life, I open up my diary which is greatly digital now, and read for solutions. My diary is quite a big one, and I had to find means to share its little scraps with you.

The Impact edition of Socien’s personal diary shorten things for anyone without the need to read the full version of the diary, SubjectMe. You are never alone in the extremes, and you, me, him, her, can find a way out.


Oh, hey, the above entry was first taken as an audionote via “My Diary by Diary App and Notes & Audio Editor & Voice Recorder” and its available on Play Store. A proper top 10 by us is coming soon, and “My Diary” qualified.

Because nothing can break our addiction to it, and to other modern gadgets like it as well, let’s help each other here to give that phone a tool position in our lives. We can’t keep it robbing our precious time.

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01 May, 2021

How to get started and moving

How to get started

1.  Understand, first, the best way to get started is to just get started.

Fear of the unknown is part of that resistance pushing you back which does not only appears at the eve of the game, but when doing something new in the game; when repositioning, creating strategy shifts and risk-overcoming mechanisms. It strikes where there is nothing else to stand against it, where there is no confidence and self-belief within oneself.

Believe in yourself, just start. Keep that faith as you progress. There is a difference between a work that has been done without doubt and the one which has been done doubtingly. When venturing into something, it’s not only about getting started its about getting started powered by self-belief too. But you better have that knowledge pertaining to what you are undertaking, apply it accordingly. And you better have the best knowledge of all… the knowledge to apply knowledge.

2.   The reason for starting something is to get it done. The few you have can make it happen (if perfectly utilised).

Gather up what you need – capital, books, assets etc, but do so with effort and intense desire as you move forward. If you cant find all that you need to get started don’t let this turn you down. Just swiftly adjust yourself to a wartime budget. Remove from your savings and timetable everything that is ruining the progress of something you have envisioned and want it done.

When there was no bank to offer me a loan, which wouldn’t have ended up a loan if I had managed to secure earlier, but capital, my greatest tool to tackle my business, I allowed it to be four years of nothing but finding means to have the capital in my hands without the bank. In those four years, I earned knowledge of applying knowledge, another of tools essential to me which does not come cheap.

What is a tool? A tool is both a tool and a name. Both the tool and the name were invented by the human, for the purpose of having a noun, a word that would refer to a tool in his language, and for the purpose of having that tool to use for a particular task of many he faced. So, If you want something that may need a tool, a tool you don’t have, don’t wait but do yourself a favour. Invent your own tools.

3.   Empty everything. Focus!

Friends, parties, sports and games; as much as they entertain and makes our lives better they may ruin our time-to-focus. They occupy our weekends, they influence our decisions and change our direction. Therefore, if they are distractions or hindrances, keeping them out of the reach of our dreams as we aspire makes it better. You shall always have the time to enjoy, that is the beauty of it, but if now is some time for something else, it better be something else only at this time.

Distracting your distracting-behaviour makes it better.

Don’t even think of failure, if it comes along it is a part of your road to success. Failures are just like road humps. It will be good to take them as minor delays to your success and best to take them as something calling you into focusing.

You’re the best opportunity available to yourself and not anything else is. Look, the convenience of having yourself as a number-one opportunity available to you is you are always there for yourself even after anything negative like being fired.

4.   Have a goal to be addressed everyday and anytime suitable.

Goals just like in a story where a hero may have several missions to accomplish can never all be accomplished, because if they do they make a bad story; a story that ends in the thirteenth minute such that we have our hero Liam Neeson an Honest Thief surrendering millions of cash he stole and the two assigned FBI agents hands it over as evidence instead of what they actually did in the plot, which is attempting to steal it and have their biggest payday their government never afforded for them, pushing the story further. The thing is, you will fail a lot to have a classic story at the end of it. Many things will try to stop you, including people you trust. But the worst stopping that you must be afraid of is one caused by you.

Recommended: Why do we fail or fall?

As you wake up in the morning make up a goal to get it addressed by the end of the day. Let their failure be nothing to stop you from fighting for your main goal.

Pin on the wall three-week goals, five-month goals, yearly goals and five-year goals. Long term goals are your main goals or your main mission. Don’t overload yourself with these main goals. Have some means to record bigger things in your life for future reference.

5.   Habit is not something within one’s system by birth: Create it!

Being accustomed to what you are fighting for is good. Once you dive in, allow yourself to be completely immersed. When you are immersed let your heartbeat for what you are immersed in. Don’t stop until you come out right, until you are capable of breathing under it, until you are a different breed of survivors. Habits are created in a slow build-up. Build habits that are more than necessary in what you intend to come up with.

Bring formality to your habits. What’s being said here is, it’s building a good habit to have more of your reading time increasing monthly you are a reader. But formality in such a habit is reading while seated on a chair and a reading desk/table than on your bed or the sofa.

6.   Stop procrastinating

It has been said procrastination is a waste of time. It is actually, but it was said also to be a habit of making something that was supposed or intended to get done today to be done on the morrow. Here we say, when you find yourself pushing things that are supposed to be today’s do to the morrow then you must know that there is something in you that keeps fooling one ‘you’re advancing’ whilst he is stagnant.

The future is not a place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths to it are not found but made. That was a political theorist J.H. Schaar bringing these words to us, and I love the way he said it. You don’t travel to the future, you, right there, create it and you can only have it if you crate it. And if you need it urgently, why not creating something now.

Don’t do something because it makes you feel contented about your progress as you go through it, do it because it’s worth it. Aim to develop further.