Taking the first step helps bridge the gulf between our dreams and our accomplishments.
Whether the project is cleaning the garage, building a cathedral, or recovering from an addiction, plans must be translated into action. In order to arrive at our destination, we must begin the trip. We can read hundreds of college catalogs, but it’s when we register for a course, buy a textbook, and begin to study that we are on our way to a degree.
Two factors inhibit our beginning a project. The first is lack of clear motivation, and the second is fear of failure. If we don’t really want to do something, it’s hard to get started. So, if motivation is a problem, we may need to reconsider our choice of projects.
As for fear of failure, this may be something that we step over and around as we move forward. It is not a good reason for aborting a dream. If, in spite of fear of failure, we make a beginning, we will find that the fear shrinks with every step we take. Action is the catalyst. We learn how to do something by doing it.
I will take the first step toward accomplishing a dream today by getting started.
From the Inner Harvest
(a book on Eating Disorders)
by Elisabeth L.
(I’ve been told that a lot of people quit when they feel they have failed at an aspect of learning to fly. I’m going to have to remember this!)
4″ x 6″ WatercolorI was painting a brass cat figurine, when something in me went retro! I totally went haywire and dove back into the 60’s. Fun!