Lighten Up, Be a Beginner Again

I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”   Steve Jobs

 

Think about the phrase “BEing a BEGINNER AGAIN.”

How does BEING a BEGINNER feel to you?

How often do you BEGIN AGAIN?

I have found the older I get the harder it is to imagine myself as a BEGINNER.  For some reason I adopted a paradigm that with time we are to become an expert, a master, and not a BEGINNER.

The irony is I really like to BEGIN AGAIN.

I like to create new experiences over and over again.

I like to go on new adventures again and again.

I like to launch new programs

I like to meet new people

I like to learn new things.

I like to travel to new places

I like to explore ideas and come up with many options

I like to begin a new day and live it differently than any other day I’ve lived.

A beginner is a person who is beginning something or doing something for the first time. 

When I look at how much fun I have creating and starting new… I realized I am a BEGINNER and yet I struggled saying I AM A BEGINNER.

After reading Steve Job’s quote I realized for the first time there is a TRUE GIFT in BEGINNING AGAIN, our mind opens to possibilities and eliminates a sense of certainty.  Ideas flow as our curiosity grows.

Beginning again doesn’t erase our masteries it keeps us from “settling in” with former success or failure.  Today I stand tall and look in the mirror confessing I AM a BEGINNER AGAIN.  I want hand on tight to the mind of a beginner, an open mind, one that can see endless possibilities.

When was the last time you BEGAIN AGAIN?

If you chose to be a BEGINNER AGAIN what would you begin?

If you chose NOT to BEGIN AGAIN, what will those closest to you miss out on?

Declare this a time of NEW BEGINNING.

Decide to Be a Beginner Again and Again.

 

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities,  

but in the expert’s mind there are few”  Shunryu Suzuki

Chose to have a Beginner’s Mind, a mind open and eager to learn and create, a mind void of all limiting thoughts.