Every journey begins with a single step.
We’ve all heard this sentence before, probably multiple times. It’s obvious to us. It’s almost to the point where we hear it and say “yes, of course – so what?”
Many of us have decluttering journeys ahead of us. I know a lot of people that are positively buried in clutter, and they’ve been buried in clutter for years. When you ask them about it, they’ll give an answer along the lines of “I’ve been meaning to get around to it, but I just haven’t found the time.”
It’s a fair answer. Finding time for decluttering can be challenging. But the inverse of “every journey begins with a single step” is also a truism, and it’s something that we often forget:
No journey will begin without the first step.
If you never take the first step, you’re never going to reach your goal. It doesn’t matter if that’s decluttering your home, writing a book, getting a college degree, or anything else. You absolutely, positively need that first step.
Much of the time we blow the effort needed to start all out of proportion. We act like the saying is, “every journey begins by blocking off a weekend to start.” But it’s not.
What’s your next “one step”? What’s stopping you from taking it?