Start With the First Step

“The longest journey begins with the first step.” Many people do not embark on the journey of which they dream, simply because they fail to overcome the inertia in taking the first step. Admittedly, the first step is the hardest. An airplane burns more fuel during take-off than at 30,000 feet in the air. The energy needed to move a body at rest into motion, is always more than necessary to maintain that body in motion. The first two weeks at the gym are always the hardest. For many, the greatest achievement of the day is still getting out of bed.

The secret is that we do not get out of bed because we do not enjoy being in bed. We get out of bed, because there is a greater reward  to be gained from doing other things that we cannot do in bed. But taking the first step is not all that matters. Stepping in the right direction, and in the direction of our goals is just as important.  You have already taken many first steps, and perhaps you have stopped. Start to step again and don’t stop. Change direction if you must, but don’t stop. Not only do you go, but you also grow with each step you take.

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