Poet David Whyte writes,
“Start close in,
don’t take the second step
or the third,
start with the first
you don’t want to take.”
The first step is the hardest to take. We don’t know what will happen next.
We wonder, What if it doesn’t work?
What if I’m wrong?
Maybe I should wait and see what unfolds before I commit to action?
Perhaps those are true.
Perhaps the next step will become more apparent after we start close in when we begin with the first thing, “close in.”
Friend, I encourage you to take the first step.