Getting Started

Getting Started

Starting something could be seen either as an instantaneous action or as an endless process. In physics we use the terminology t=0 to refers to the beginning of a specific event; such as the movement of a sphere on a sloping plane. In this case, the start corresponds at the instant when the sphere begins its own motion. Same thing if we consider a stone falling from the Pisa’s tower. In fact, according to the legend, Galileo climbed the Pisa’s tower in order to study the gravity fall of some stones. Basically he was throwing these stones from the tower and then doing some math. In his studies, t=0 was the second he was releasing the stone. And we could go on with many other similar examples. But, can we really say that “the discovery of the law of gravity” began with those throwing? Wouldn’t be maybe more precise to say that the discovery started a bit earlier? Is not true that Galileo went on top of that tower just because he had started a thinking before? So, we can also look at that throw as “the end” of a longer process which started Only-Galileo-Knows-When!

Indeed when we deal with complex happenings, such as to start a new experience in a new city, a new country, a new work place, with new colleagues and people rambling around you and many other new “details” characterizing your daily life, we definitely cannot specify a unique instant in the time line. We should consider what had happened before of that t=0 and how the story behind you has lead you to face that starting point. We cannot simplify all the social interconnections to the low level of the physics.

Getting started is a learning process, and because of that has to be considered as something giving you so many chances to develop new skills and to know yourself a bit more deeper. So let’s START!