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Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step.

Naeem Callaway

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It doesn't matter how many times I’ve started something new, that first step never fails to make my mind thirst for procrastination and my knees bounce under my ergonomic, height-adjustable desk.

Oh, maybe I’ll just watch one more clip from the UFO testimony before getting started…

I’ll share this with you - there’s a silver lining: once we summon the courage to take that leap of faith, something pretty damn amazing happens. It's like there's an invisible force that kicks in and pulls us toward the finish line.

And let me tell you, that force has no intention of letting us slack off.

It's like a persistent personal trainer jacked up on watermelon Red Bull who won't let us put the bar down without another rep.

Think of it as a cosmic game of tug-of-war. At first, we're straining and grunting with all our might to get things moving. The resistance is real, my friends. Doubts start creeping in, and we wonder if we're cut out for this project after all. But the moment we overcome that initial resistance and start making progress, everything changes.

Suddenly, it's like the universe is on our side. The momentum builds, and what once seemed impossible becomes attainable. It's as if the project itself starts cheering us on, saying, "Hey, you got this!" And before we know it, we're on a roll.

The first domino is responsible for the tumbling of the last.

Now, let me clarify one thing: breaking ground doesn't mean you have to dive headfirst into the whole damn project all at once. That's just asking for trouble. Instead, start with a small action or gesture that sets things in motion. And I mean a gesture.

Maybe it's brainstorming ideas for your business venture with voice notes while sipping an espresso. Or perhaps it's scribbling down a rough outline for your novel between bites of a submarine (hoagie, if you’re from Philly) sandwich.

Don’t let this critical phase resemble work.

The key is to take that initial step, no matter how small, and let the force of inertia do its thing.

Not starting kills more dreams than quitting early.

Of course, it won't always be smooth sailing. You'll undoubtedly encounter obstacles along the way, like a pothole in the road or an unexpected banana peel (metaphorically speaking, of course). You know that already from reading my book.

But here's where that momentum you've built comes in handy. You have an edge.

So dear readers, don't let that daunting first step hold you back.

Embrace the chaos and uncertainty, knowing that once you break ground, a force of inertia is just waiting to pull you toward victory.

This week, I'm taking meetings in Chicago, IL.

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