I’m currently working toward a goal. Last Thursday around 4pm, I was faced with a difficult choice. Should I elect to start a 96 hour clock that would open up a project I would have to complete in that time frame? Before I could let any part of myself start thinking of the responsibility ahead, I clicked the button.
The weekend wasn’t as fun filled as it could have been. It had its stressful and nerve-racking moments. I struggled through, however, and I submitted my project several hours ahead of schedule.
Many times during the weekend, I thought heavily on the very moment I had to make the decision to push the button; to take the first step. There have been several instances in my life where that first step needed to be taken. Sometimes, it would take a much longer time to convince myself. Other times, the first step regrettably never happened.
The struggle to take the first step is real. It isn’t easy for many of us. It takes practice and the practice is worth it. Try and shut down that inner voice that offers excuses. Listen to the voice that tells you that you won’t regret it. Ignore the urge to stop the impulse, and let yourself go for it.
Do it. Take the first step.
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