Positive Quote: “The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.” – Marie du Deffand
I am a firm believer in the above quote. The first step, the deciding to do something can be the most difficult thing. Yet, once the decision is made and that first step is taken, the path becomes clearer.
It helps me as I think through the things I want to do, have to do, and would like to do. I really don’t like the saying of “one day” because the one day may never come. It helps motivate me to take that first step or to really decide if I want to or not.
When I was in my early 20’s, I gave up a secure job (asst. mgr of a large retail store) and moved across country to a place I did not know and where I did not know anyone to take up an entry level IT job, just to get into that industry. That first step, uprooting myself was the most difficult one. Once I committed to it, packed up and was on the road, there was no turning back, and the distance, well, it was less daunting that the decision that got me there. Looking back, I would not change a thing.
What do you think of this quote?
Have a marvelous Monday.