In track and field, there’s a clearly defined “start” or line that tells runners where to begin the race. They can’t just begin anywhere. But in life, you can. Whatever life changes you want to make, this quote, by music composer John Cage, is a simple one to remember when your life feels stuck. Meanwhile, the 400 meter track and field track is a good illustration to pair with this quote.
When you feel like the starting point is too far behind you and it’s too late in life to walk back to it, begin anywhere. When you feel like it’s too far ahead and unreachable, begin anywhere. Finally, when you’re not sure where to paint your own starting point or you’re afraid to, begin anywhere.