I’ve been putting off starting what I know will be a long-running item of work. I’m putting it off because I haven’t taken that first step. And that first step is essential. Not the most critical step mind you, but necessary all the same. That first step could the first of hundreds, maybe thousands. Whatever it is, it’s that first step.
The first step doesn’t need to be a grand gesture, either. It doesn’t mean planning the next hundred things you need to do. It means just writing down what you need to do next and then maybe follow it up with the following two after that. Once those steps are complete, move onto the next few.
Whatever it is you want to do, take that first important step and see where it takes you. I’ve lost count of the number of things I haven’t done because I didn’t take that first step.