Taking the first step

We often know exactly what needs to be done but for various reasons find ways to try and get around doing it.

But eventually we find ourselves back where we started knowing that all we need to do is take the first step.

It might feel like the most terrifying the world. You might end up so anxious that the voice in your head is telling you ‘don’t do it, stick with what you know’.

All you can really do is ignore that voice because as soon as you take that first step you realise there was no truth to the thoughts of your anxious mind.

There’s that Chinese proverb that goes something like, ‘the longest journey starts with a single step’

And where better to start than step one.

Getting started

Sometimes I get so overwhelmed by all the things that I could be doing that I just don’t’t know where to start. And so I do nothing and then get frustrated at the time I’ve wasted.

It’s not what I would call laziness because I’m often fine once I get started. Instead, it’s this feeling of ‘Where do I begin?’ I think it also is one of things where I want to do a big thing rather than loads of little tasks but I forget that doing all the small  things will have a big impact.

And so I suppose the advice I’d give to anyone else that gets this feeling is to just start.

Then keep going.