Beginnings and endings (1)

Life operates within the timeline of two major points. There are always beginnings and endings.

People enter the world at birth and exit at death. Careers are started and terminate at retirement. The year starts in January and ends in December. There are always welcomes and goodbyes. There is matriculation and graduation. There is opening prayer and closing prayer. There is planting season and harvesting season. There is good morning and goodnight. Life is a series of journeys, events, encounters, experiences which oscillates between beginnings and endings. As one segment of the journey ends another segment starts and if our lives will count we must learn to successfully navigate from beginnings to endings.

Beginnings comes with different attitudes and approaches. Beginnings are very important.

“Life is a succession of beginnings. Every day, every hour, every moment in life, every one of us is confronted with new beginnings. Most beginnings appear small and insignificant, but if we think about it, nothing could be further from the truth, because everything that is starts with a beginning. The oak tree begins as an acorn, the flooding begins with a few drops of rain, the life-changing invention begins with an idea, the body begins as a cell, mastership begins with the decision to grow into a master, a book begins with a first sentence. Beginnings may appear small and insignificant, but in reality beginnings are the most significant things in a man‘s life.” Gloria Excelsias

For many beginnings  are always very glamorous full of fun and excitement while for others it’s not what they want to get involved with.

Some beginnings are always looked forward to. The beginning of a marriages comes with a honeymoon. The promotion to a new position is something we all relish. The birth of a baby always comes with joy. When a business starts it comes with great expectations.

“New beginnings are exciting! They become exciting to us because they offer the promise of hope, the anticipation of change in our lives, and the prospect that our dreams will indeed come true!” Squire Rushnell,

For some beginnings come with fear and trepidation.

“The fear of failure is a common motivation killer. People don’t try something new because they fear they will fail at it.” Cary Bergeron

Many people avoid beginnings . . .They hesitate and procrastinate. Some have the phobia of beginning.

“Although you literally took your first step when you were several months old, each time you want to make a change in your life you must take a first step that puts you in that new direction.” Susan Caplan McCarthy

Whatever we do will always have a beginning and beginnings  are very important. Beginnings usually deal with foundations. Beginnings also are very crucial as if the beginning is not right the likelihood of a successful ending is very unlikely.

Far too many people start well but very few reach the finish line well.Many fall by the wayside. Many start projects and abandon it midway.

We must be fully committed to finishing well whatever we begin. Finishing well is never a piece of cake . . . It demand a determination to go through and complete the process of getting things done to a logical end.