“You will never win if you never begin.”
Starting something new can often be the hardest part. The work can appear to be overwhelming when you look at the goal and how much needs to be done to make it a reality. The key is to break whatever it is into the smallest tasks and just start today.
I signed up for my first Ironman race having only done one sprint triathlon and one half marathon. I was in way over my head and had no business trying to take on that extreme of an endurance race. But when the race morning arrived one year later I was very relaxed and I knew, barring any unforeseen accidents, I had already won the day and finished the race. It wasn’t because I had discovered some unknown physical gifts, it was simply because one year earlier I had committed to my goal and then planned my work out to achieve that goal. The Ironman race itself ended up being a reward for all the work that happened in the year it took to prepare. Finishing the race was the easy part once I had a plan and committed to the daily effort. Just starting every single day with the task for the day was the key.
Whatever it is that you want to achieve find the one small thing that you can do to start today and do it. Even if it is simply writing the goal down and capturing why it is important. It starts today.