start before you’re ready

everyone says it’s the first step that’s the hardest.

I say it’s sticking with it
once you’ve been doing it awhile
and you want to quit.

everyone always has some good advice.

I say just listen to your conscience
or God or gut or heart
whatever you want to call it.

everyone wants to make a plan.

I say just start before you’re ready
figure it out as it goes
and stop punishing yourself when you get it wrong.

everyone just wants to be happy.

I say that joy is so much sweeter
in the losing
and happiness is something you do

not something you are.