Importance Of Taking The First Step

Are you reluctant in stepping forward? Do you desperately want to reach the destination you have dreamt about? — Then take the first step. The first step is always the hardest but once you take your first step, things will get easier from then now.

This blog mentions “why it is important to take the first step?” and “how to take the first step?”

    1. You Begin The Journey

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.  Unless you take the first step, your journey towards your destination doesn’t commence. Taking the first step is the basic requirement to embark on a new phase of life. From the deep black earth emerges a mini-plant with the first leaf and then transforms into a mighty tree. The first small leaf is the indication of lush green boughs. Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don’t be afraid to take that first step. Be decisive.

    2. Decides Your action Plan

When you start your journey it gives you a proper action plan to work on and move ahead. It helps you work out the goals you want to achieve and stimulates you to concentrate on your plans. Your decision enables you to design the strategies required and focus on what you need to do to reach your destination. At the same time, it opens your mind to execute the task more successfully.

    3. Imparts Confidence

It has been aptly said that our success depends mainly upon what we think of ourselves and whether we believe in ourselves. The first step with which you begin your journey keeps you going and you’ll keep getting better. As you get better, you gain more confidence. Gradually this process boosts your confidence multiple times. That takes you day by day closer to your success.

    4. Ensures Momentum

The moment you begin your journey it decides that you are not going to stay where you are. Movement is a manifestation of life and energy, whereas, standing still signifies inactivity and dullness. For instance, stagnant water is motionless and smells bad but the flowing stream reaches its destination.

    5. Transforms Dreams Into Reality

We all love to see dreams. We dream to fly high in the sky, touching the zenith, being the best in our fields, and being on the top of the world. But in fact, the one who takes the first step actually begins to transform his dream into reality. Knowing the road is not enough, it’s about walking on the road that makes the difference.

    6. Experiences Happiness

The sense of heading towards fulfilling your dream gives immense happiness. This happiness gives you the courage and strength to continue on the path.

How To Take The First Step

As children, we get fascinated by several things every now and then and aspire to achieve them when we grow up. Dream gives us a meaningful motive to live our life happily. But many of us fail to live our dreams because we are living our fears. Fear of failure in the journey, fear of not performing well in front of others, fear of getting compared in society, and fear of getting mocked by friends. This fear gives way to clouds of doubt about overcoming challenges and handling the hardships. Joseph Campbell has aptly said that the cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. So put your fears behind you and step forth. Here is the approach to commence your journey.

    1. Know Yourself

More often people focus more on the outside world than what is present within them. The first rule of growth is to know oneself. Start searching for your strengths and flaws. This process has to be realistic and on regular basis. Don’t be worried about what people say about who you are. You know yourself better than anybody else in this world. People around you can guide but you should emphasize and analyze your talents, your mind, and your feelings. The more you know yourself, the more empowered you are. When you have knowledge about yourself, your actions are better executed and the journey becomes easier. Your thoughts are the map for the journey of your life.

    2. Know Your Goal Clearly     

Once you have a clear picture of yourself, have a clear vision of your goal. Don’t be confused about your destination in life and your friend’s aim. They need not be the same as your talents differ from your friends. Setting clear goals ensures a good beginning and faster accomplishment. A clear goal shows the path more prominently. On the other hand not having a clear goal according to Dodson is like a ship that has set sail with no destination.  A well-defined goal keeps you focused on your course of action without getting distracted.

    3. Have a Definite Plan

We all desire for one or the other thing, but it can only be achieved when mixed with the definiteness of purpose and planning. Planning your goal means to breakdown your big goal into small tasks. As you work on the plan it provides instructional and moral support to make things happen. In this way, things and time get arranged and you can achieve a framework for thinking about how you are going to proceed next. When this is done taking the first step towards your goal becomes super easy.

    4. Take Action Today

When you have identified your goal and planned the route, the most important thing to do is to take the action then and there. Many of us make plans but hesitate and delay taking the step towards the goal. When you procrastinate, you don’t make correct decisions. The task is delayed again and again and consequently, you lose focus. Be determined to do the task on the planned day otherwise it gets postponed every time. This causes a lack of interest in your goal and reduced productivity. Moreover, you are likely to make errors in the stress of completing the task at the last minute. So it’s very important to avoid
procrastination, step ahead and continue to move on the path.

    5. Self-Motivation

   Always remember that you are working on yourself and for yourself. It is not a selfish thought but necessary to self-motivate. Believe that you can begin and just do it. The success of every accomplishment starts with the tiny decision to take that one step. Once this is achieved you will gain confidence that something wonderful is about to happen. Keep motivating yourself that you can do it and you will do it. You will always be waiting and willing to win the race.

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. (– Tony Robbins)



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