The First Steps…The Next Steps

We all want things, we imagine things every day. We want bigger things, better things, more things. We want different things, new things, exciting things. We want smaller things, less things. We want identical things, comfortable things. We want everything. We always desire something. Sometimes its not things we want, its experiences. We have ideas of who we can be, places we can go, things we can do. Out of all the things we desire, most are fleeting and momentary but there are a few that stand out. They regularly pass our minds. They stay nagging at the back of our hearts until they are attained or buried in frustration and pain. A lot of the time though, they stay ideas and are never achieved especially if they are ‘big’ things.

Some of the things we want are big and complicated to achieve. Some of them are tedious and require lots of patience and diligent work. Some of them we want but see no way of getting them. However most times we have an idea, we have an inkling of the first step. It’s like standing at the top of a dark stairwell with a flashlight. We can only see the few steps ahead of us.

Those first steps, those next steps are very important. Because those steps take us away from where we are now and closer to where we want to go. We don’t need to know the entire journey, all we need to know is the next step, and to do it. You cannot finish a journey of a thousand miles without ever taking the first step, or the next.

We all have ideas, the deciding factor of whether or not those ideas will get realised is our commitment to taking the first step and then next step, and the next, consistently, until it is done. So whatever it is that you want to do – join the gym, get a job, start a business, write a book or whatever. Take that first step…and keep walking.

“Whatever you can do or dream you can. Begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe