“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
604 BC – 531 BC
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I came across the Goethe saying today and it reminded me of the Lao-tzu saying which reminded me of how I began my latest journey… By taking that first step, by just f’ing doing it.
I’m sure you’ve heard some variation on this over the years. Until you actually do it you’ll never imagine the power that first step has. You don’t know where you’ll end up. You may think you do. But the first step will then lead to the second and then when you’re on your 10,000th step you’ll look back and be amazed at the journey you’ve taken.
If you don’t take that step however, I can guarantee you that you won’t go anywhere.
So, JFDI. And enjoy the journey!