You don’t have to see the whole staircase

Take the first step in faith, you don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first steps. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Although our own personal goals may seem small in comparison to Dr. King’s, there’s meaning we should derive from the quote and apply to our own personal lives.

Too many of us are perfectionists. 

Too many of us (myself included) need everything to be “perfect” before we ship.

Before we show our work to the world.

We’re so self conscious of how the world will perceive our hard work that we consistently succumb to perfection paralysis.

A new project.

A new job.

A new skill, task or step towards a new version of who you were, or who you are, right now.

It’s scary AF.

But it’s necessary to take the first step.

Even if the product isn’t 100% ready.

Even if the end isn’t clear.

Many of us have no problem knowing what the first step in our staircase is.

But it takes an almost incomprehensible amount of energy to take that first step.

Take action.

Write your first blog.

Record your first video.

Post your first social post.

That’s your first step, so just start.

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