There’s a certain level of content that comes with starting off something, nursing and nurturing it like a newborn child and watching it grow.
No matter how little, satisfaction comes from progress is made and this applies to almost every sphere of life.
Whether it’s an employee who receives a better appraisal than the previous month or a student who burns the midnight oil and gets a higher CGPA or an upcoming musician whose latest hit single gets more airplay than his previous song.
There’s a splash of excitement here and there which also comes with a drive to do more when you seem to be making headway.
What happens when you have to start from scratch?
Ground Zero is a scary place to be in.
There’s a lot of uncertainty fueled by the fear of the unknown. Not knowing what every moment that passes by will bring.
Did you lose everything and you have to start over?
Or did you make a conscious decision to momentarily or totally stop what you’re working on and start afresh?
I’m sad to inform you that starting afresh is HARD.
It’s not a piece of cake and there are no beds talk more of roses.
It’s harder especially when you’re testing uncharted waters or delving into a field or your area where you’re a newbie!
Several questions start to pop in:
Do I have what it takes?
Can I do this?
What if I fail?
What if it doesn’t work?
Did I make the right choice?
Should I have stayed where I was?
It’s human nature to introspect and be scared from time to time
These questions show that if you fail; you’ve got something (no matter how small) to lose; so if there’s no turning back to your old life, there’s only one option left.
Give it your best shot, put in all that it takes and never give up.
Here’s personal story
I just quit my job as a content manager in a digital media agency to pursue a personal project and develop my personal brands.
Don’t get me wrong, I love creating and developing content and every day at work was an interesting challenge but my 9-5 job was gruelling and depleting my time for my personal projects.
I had to take the bold step which started with writing a month notice of resignation effective from the 1st of May
So I’m not writing an imaginary article but one that I have a personal experience with as I’m in heat of the moment and in the process of literally starting over from ground zero.
To anyone in the same shoes with me;
Cut off all unnecessary distractions, this is not a time to sleep more, play video games, watch movies, or hang out with the guys or girls all the time.
It’s a time to strategize, research and put in the “damn” work 💼
Embrace your beginnings and look forward to better days
“You know what’s great about hitting rock bottom? There’s only one way left to go and that’s up” — Buster Moon from the animation film “Sing”
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