Just put one foot in front of the other
This is a line from one of my favorite claymation Christmas movies, actually it’s a whole dang song! It’s about taking that first step. Without the first step, you’ll never get anywhere.
We watched this movie last week while decorating and it got me to thinking…. and here we are with a blog post inspired by a Christmas movie!
It’s great to think and plan and read about things you want to do, places you want to go, and changes you want to make.
However, if you never actually take that first step, you won’t move forward toward that goal.
We can read and plan and research and it feels like we’re doing something, but we’re really not.
We’re thinking about doing something (which is a good thing) but until we actually take a chance, make a change, and try something out, we’re not moving forward in the direction of our goals.
We usually are afraid of failing. Or looking silly. Or being embarrassed.
Can you imagine if babies gave up when trying to walk? They’d never grow their muscles from trying and falling and failing over and over and over… and they’d never learn to walk.
It’s the same with trying a new skill or habit out. You have to take that first step, which can be scary and challenging… but in the long run, oh so rewarding.
Here’s a little secret – if you practice visualizing yourself taking the step and all of the steps to your desired goal, over time, this repetitive thought process will make it easier for you to physically, actually do the thing you’re visualizing.
The brain thinks you’ve already done it before so it takes the road block barriers of fear, doubt and insecurity out of your way to make those first few steps forward easier.
What is something you’ve wanted to change or try that’s new? What are you waiting for?
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