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Every Journey Begins With A Single Step October 7, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness, People, Spirit & Ego.

Donald-Duck-DivingSometimes the hardest step to make is the first.

We look with longing in the direction of our dreams while remaining rooted where we are.

We hold ourselves back out of fear of the unknown, self-doubt, failure to prioritize, forgetting to focus on what matters, procrastination, guilt, or routine and habit.

* Ships are safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. ~ Michael Lillie

* Nothing ventured, something lost. ~ Neale Clapp

* Because of our routines we forget that life is an ongoing adventure. ~ Maya Angelou

The only way to succeed is to START.  A sure way to fail is not to even TRY.

No rules.  Just write!


1. Paula Tohline Calhoun - October 7, 2010

Babe Ruth, in addition to being the Home Run champ for much of the 20th century was also the strike-out champion. (And may still be – I didn’t check.) The moral is: you won’t hit any home runs unless you swing at the ball. Playing it “safe” might occasionally get you a base-on-balls, but usually it gets you a seat in the dugout; playing it safe doesn’t win the game, either!

nrhatch - October 7, 2010

Good point, Paula!

2. booksphotographsandartwork - October 7, 2010

Sometimes that first step can seem more like a leap over the Grand Canyon. I am a horrible procrastinator but always working on it.

nrhatch - October 7, 2010

Our doubts are our traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing the attempt. ~ Wm Shakespeare

3. souldipper - October 7, 2010

That first step is 90% there.

nrhatch - October 8, 2010

Just start and the way will appear.

4. cindy - October 8, 2010

Carpe Diem *puts on walking shoes* …

nrhatch - October 8, 2010


5. booksphotographsandartwork - October 8, 2010

Does this mean that I have to move to Utah with my husband?! 🙂

nrhatch - October 8, 2010

That’s for you to decide and me to find out. 8)

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