Week 26: Beginning (The Bullet Journal Method Book Club)

Hello Sunshine!

I really like this part. If you’re having trouble getting started, I highly recommend reading this section. It covers not only how to deal with fear of messing up or getting started with your Bullet Journal, but it also has some great tips on how to get started with new projects or new endeavors in your life :) I picked out a few of my favorite quotes and shared them below for this week’s discussion. Enjoy!


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Photo and lettering and this week’s entire post is all from me this week.

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Pages 127 - 130

Welcome to week 26 of The Bullet Journal Method Book Club!

We’re officially halfway through the book and the year! Now we’re ready to discuss the Beginning.

Kim’s summary:

In this section, Ryder goes over the fear of failure and how we’re prone to avoiding taking risks. Essentially, he states that the cost of avoiding risks and what could be results in never knowing what could be if we don’t create things in the way only we can. This would be a disservice to yourself and to the world. He goes on to say,

“We must take it upon ourselves to grow. We grow by learning, and we learn by daring to take action. There will always be risk, because we can’t control the outcome. This is the way of life, and it’s unavoidable. What is avoidable, however, is being perpetually haunted by all the things that could have been if you had only dared. Begin by giving yourself permission to believe you’re worth the risk.”

After this, he shares a tip on how to begin in practice: “Sometimes the hardest part of getting started is knowing where to begin. Maybe you just don’t know how to start tacking your goals, your projects, your tasks, or even getting organized. Maybe you’re afraid that you’ll get it wrong or that you’ll disappoint yourself. If that’s the case, an easy place to begin is to get into the habit or simply capturing your thoughts on paper.”

To practice this, he suggests creating a “Bullet Journal Method” Collection in order to write down thoughts that come up as you read.

The strength of this is that it’s ”an easy place to start with any endeavor is simply taking your thoughts out of your head and organizing them on paper.”

Discussion Points:

- How do you personally begin a new project?

- Do you have a fear of failure?

- Do you find writing helps you get started on a new project/task/etc.?

Action List:

• Create a Collection for the book, if you haven’t already, and write down whatever comes to mind as you read.

• Create a Collection for a project you’re afraid of starting. Share/Write your thoughts about it.

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