Step Two: Does it really matter? You haven’t taken step one yet.
Step one is the most important step, because it leads to step two. Step one requires more effort than any other steps. It forces you to overcome your physical and/or mental inertia and start moving.
Take that first step on total faith. What can possibly happen?
- A. You continue on to step two and are merrily on your journey.
- B. You stumble and fall and have to redo step one, but now you have insight and experience to make sure you aren’t tripped up again.
- C. You quit; but some day, weeks or years from now, you decide to resume your journey and at least you know what to expect at step one.
- D. You quit and never try again; but at the very least you can say that you made an attempt at some point.
Every one of those options is better than never taking a step.
The important thing to remember is that you don’t even have to know what step two is at the time you launch into step one.
Just take the first step. See what happens. Impress yourself with your own ingenuity. Stepping into the unknown is better than sitting in complacent inadequacy.