You know that you want to get somewhere, or at least you know that you need to start walking. But, where to start?
Well, the easiest place to start is by putting one foot in front of the other. Simple.
But what if that foot doesn’t seem to want to move? How do you get started when you feel more like a block of ice than a meandering stream?
Take The Absolute Smallest Step You Can Take
This still moves you forward (you only want to go backwards if that also takes you forward) and is very manageable when you are looking at a long road ahead.
Also, when you are taking the smallest step forwards you don’t need a “lion-amount” of courage, you may just need a “housecat-amount” of courage. (Then, as you continue to take more steps you can develop your lion-amount courage.)
What’s really important is to move forward, even if it’s only a centimeter (or a milimeter!).
But, what if you are really unsure of even the smallest step ahead?
Consider That You Already Know What The First Step Is
Maybe you just don’t want to do it, or feel that you don’t have quite enough courage yet. Or maybe you anticipate that it will be uncomfortable.
Use your intuition to confirm what that first step needs to be and trust that you will be able to handle what comes after that first step.
Getting started is not really about knowing what to do first, but knowing that you have the ability to do what needs to come first.
So take that first (tiny) step.
What tips do you have for “getting started”? How do you decide where to start? Please share in the comments!