Today’s Daily Sunshine is all about how it’s easier to make changes once you’re already in motion – and how you can get started.
“It doesn’t take much movement at all – and already you’re moving.”
We all know that getting started on changing something, or a new project, can seem overwhelming.
Sometimes the barriers to getting started make the whole thing grow in its apparent difficulty and taking that first step can seem impossible.
Where to start?
But how much easier would it be, if you knew that it doesn’t really matter what that first step is?
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I vividly remember from my engineering days that the effort it takes to get something moving is greater than the effort required to continue to move something that’s already in motion. (Static inertia, for those who want to know more).
And making change in our lives is the same.
Whilst the project or shift is simply theoretical and “in our heads”, then the force needed to get things moving seems great.
But once we have taken the first step on the journey, movement becomes easier and the effort reduces.
Taking inspired action, to get things moving, can transform things.
So if you have a change you want to make or a project you wish to start, my invitation to you today is:
Make a start. Right now, if you can. Take a “best guess” at the first action. But it doesn’t matter if it’s not perfect. The main thing is that you’re moving and everything else gets easier from then!
If you could take the first step on something important to you today, what would it be?
How about sharing via the comments box on the website?
Wishing you sunshine and laughter,
This is so true. I completed a PhD thesis not so long ago and I can vivdly remember the real despair that would come over me as I had to start a new chapter (one in particular,but that’s another story). The point is though, I just had to get some words on paper/the screen. It didn’t matter whether I started in the middle, at the end or the beginning – once I had started, he structure slowly (sometimes very slowly indeed!) began to reveal itself. As often as not, what I started with was either deleted from the finished product or so radically altered as to be unrecognisable. However, it got me started!