Don’t you wish, though.
Whether it’s that to-do list that needs to be tackled or the project that needs to be started or that dream that we wish to accomplish, if all we had to do was think about it, we would be superstars.
But nothing is ever accomplished by just dreaming. At some point we must do.
We have all met our share of dreamers . . . those individuals who talk about their big plans and goals yet never take any steps toward fulfilling them.
And that is the simple key. One step.
The familiar Chinese proverb reminds us that “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
My favorite philosopher of all time, Mark Twain, wrote, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
It’s funny that Newton’s first law of motion both explains the problem and provides the solution. The principle of Inertia reads: “an object in motion tends to stay in motion unless an external force acts upon it. Similarly, if the object is at rest, it will remain at rest unless an unbalanced force acts upon it.”
Sometimes the hardest part of getting started is getting started.
The same holds true in our spiritual life.
We want to read the Bible more? We need to open it and read a verse.
We want to reach out to others? Just start by making a phone call or sending a text.
We want to pray more? We need take a moment and do it.
We have all kinds of reasons or justifications why we haven’t started, which really are nothing more than excuses.
Let me leave you with a few more quotes — that unbalanced force — that just might get you moving.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe
“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘’just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” ~ Napoleon Hill
“If you can’t rent a backhoe, buy a shovel.” ~ Unknown
“Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” ~ Chinese Proverb