Usually with any project I need some way of approaching the problem before I can get started. If the approach isn’t clear from the beginning, I tend to avoid working on the project. Even if the first hurdle is vauge or I am unsure of something, I end up delaying. Once I find a way into the problem I am off to the races. But it takes some thinking or organizing or understanding to find my way in.
I call this “working the problem”. Maybe it involves starting and redoing something. Or perhaps it means printing off something and organizing into piles until I see that there really is only a few hard parts and the rest are manageable.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said:
Life is a journey, not a destination.
I probably believe that intellectually, but it doesn’t really help when I can’t figure out what the hell I am doing.
Bijon Voyage is a big, and I mean really big, project. I am going to need a way into the beginning, and into each of the many steps. Just trying to understand what we don’t know is a big project.
To grow as a person, and to get the most out of this adventure, I am going to have to wrestle with problems every day. Taking little steps, daily, is the only way this is going to move forward.
According to Steven Pressfield, in The War of Art,
Fear doesn’t go away. The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew