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Today is my birthday. And I will spend it doing the things I love: drinking coffee, writing words, wrangling girls, talking and laughing with people…
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Believe me. I know. It’s hard to begin things. It’s hard because we don’t know where to start.
But the truth is that beginning well, as Aristotle says, is often half the work. Often if we just decide to start,…