I don’t think it’s true that starting is half the battle. I’ve started many projects in my life which I intended to finish and never did. I don’t really have a problem starting. Starting properly, however, is another matter.
For me, starting properly means thinking about the conditions that will most likely allow me to finish and then doing what I can to set up those conditions. Sometimes this means lowering my expectations of how much I can complete in a day or a week. Sometimes it means rearranging my schedule or enlisting help. Sometimes it means cutting something good out of my life so I can pursue something better.
The other half of the battle, in my opinion, is beginning again . . . and again . . . and again. Learning from mistakes instead of giving up altogether. Adjusting my approach. Taking a break and starting again fresh.
I’ve gotten sidetracked the past few days from progress in my prayer experiment. Dealing with illness and a busier than normal schedule in the family has distracted me. These things should have prompted me to press more into God, but they did not.
At this point, I can give up, as I have before. Or I can say, “It’s time to begin again.”
I choose to start again.