Begin the day. It’s Monday and the day will start with or without you. Choose to start with it. Begin the day with resolve.

Begin the week. A new week means new opportunities, new challenges, new struggles, new victories. Begin the week with renewed strength and vigor.

Begin the work. Start the work set out before you. Pick up the work where you left off. Begin again, the task at hand, and work it until completion or the end of the day, whichever comes first. Begin the work with diligence and perseverance.

Begin the conversation. Start the conversation with your colleague, your neighbor, your friend, your spouse. Begin the work of relating to your dad, your mom, your sister, your brother. Begin the conversation of reconciliation or restoration. Begin the conversation with grace and hope.

Begin. It is only when we begin that we get closer to finishing. It’s only in beginning that we fail, move, and grow. So begin.