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Arbitrary Beginnings

Yesterday I was thinking about how to launch a new project that I have been working on.

My brain immediately went to… well, I should wait until 2015. It can be a new project with a new year!

WHY?!?!

I am so attracted to arbitrary beginnings — the new year, my birthday, heck, even Mondays. The trouble is that these dates discount the present — and the fact that I can make progress NOW.

Worse, it can encourage cheating today, since I’ll be starting a fresh new beginning soon. (For me, I see that behavior the worst around food).

Not this time. This time, I’m using my own, equally arbitrary beginning.