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10 Lessons from "How to Begin: Start Doing Something That Matters" by Michael Bungay Stanier:

1. Find your Worthy Goal: Identify something important, exciting, and daunting that truly ignites your passion and inspires you to push your limits.

2. Refine your Worthy Goal: Don't settle for the first idea that pops into your head. Refine and strengthen it, ensuring it feels truly meaningful and achievable.

3. Get clear on your commitment: Understand the sacrifices and challenges you'll face and fully commit to pursuing your goal, regardless of obstacles.

4. Don't wait for permission: Stop seeking validation from others. You have the power to start right now, regardless of external approval.

5. Build your resources: Identify the skills, knowledge, and support network you need to succeed and actively gather those resources.

6. Start small and build momentum: Don't wait for perfect conditions. Begin with small, achievable actions that create momentum and fuel your progress.

7. Embrace imperfection: Expect setbacks and mistakes. Use them as learning opportunities, not reasons to give up.

8. Celebrate your progress: Acknowledge and celebrate even small victories. Recognition of your achievements keeps you motivated and energized.

9. Connect with others: Share your journey with others who can offer support, advice, and accountability. Collaboration can be powerful.

10. Never stop learning and growing: Embrace a continuous learning mindset. Stay curious, seek new knowledge, and continually refine your approach.

Bonus lesson: It's never too late to begin. Whether you're in your twenties or eighties, it's always the right time to start working towards something that matters to you.

Remember, "How to Begin" is not a magic formula for success. It's a practical guide to help you overcome inertia and take the first step towards a fulfilling life. By applying these lessons and consistently taking action, you can start doing something that truly matters and create a positive impact on yourself and the world around you.

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