One Step at a Time

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step ~ Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu once wrote, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. This is true for anything you want to do in life. All it takes is for you to begin your first step.

When I was going for my undergrad in Theater we performed “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” a musical play by Frank Loesser. I remember performing the song, “Brotherhood of Man” as part of an ensemble song and dance routine. We spent many days and nights learning that choreographed routine. We didn’t all get it right away at first but as we each learned our parts it all eventually came together beautifully. The point is we succeeded because we learned the routine one step at a time.

That’s really how life is actually. You have to take it one step at a time. Any goal you set for yourself, it all starts with one step and then the next step and then the next. Soon you will be amazed at how far you’ve come.

Here’s another example. I wasn’t always a runner. I began walking around my neighborhood. Then I started something I like to call, “Wogging”. I would walk then jog then walk then jog. Now I run at least 3 miles a day and some days I do more than 3 miles. On top of that, one of my friends wants me to run a marathon with her in the Spring. So as you can see, what started out as me just simply walking eventually turned into me running and possibly participating in a marathon someday.

I hope this inspires you to start creating your journey of a thousand miles. All you have to do is just take that first step. So get steppin’!

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