The first step always seems the hardest. Whether it’s starting a new diet plan, talking to that cute somebody across the bar or even learning something new. The first step makes us feel vulnerable as that thought transforms into an action that the world can see and judge. All the what if’s come to mind – what if I can’t do it? what if i make a fool of myself ? what if I this? what if I that? Ahhhhh and soon we’ll be like “never mind, there’s too much inertia and I’m too busy anyway”.
But honestly, I think the first step is the easiest step. I mean not trying and having regretting is worse right? Movies, books, inspirational quotes tell us that all the time. Just do it! You won’t know if don’t try! yada yada
Following through though, in my opinion is the hardest to do. Be it from committing to a relationship, having the discipline to stick to your study plan, or not giving up despite embarrassing yourself in a dance class. Doing things over a longer period of time is always more difficult as there are bound to be setbacks. Perhaps it’s also because commitment forces us to compromise on what we feel like doing at that moment. Like wanting to stop dieting because of how good that chocolate sundae on the table next to you looks.
Anyway the point is, stop giving yourself excuses that taking the first step is hard. Because it’s not.