As we start a new year it seemed appropriate to discuss how hard it is to start something new. Whether it's going for those first few runs, tackling a home improvement project, or staring at a blank canvas, starting something new can be daunting. I had to force myself to put a little paint on this canvas. I love to paint, but challenging myself to try new artistic endeavors makes it harder to get motivated. We are afraid of starting anything new because we are afraid of failure. But trial and error is how we learn. So if you're wanting to make a positive change, remember to pat yourself on the back for taking that first step!