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October 2, 2012

Day 2: The First Step

The first step of chasing big dreams is almost always the hardest. They say its what separates the dreamers from the actual dream doers. The fear of the unknown can be one of the most debilitating reasons why we don't ever dip our toes in the pool.

I can't tell you the number of excuses I've made up in order to not take the first step. In part, I'm very type A and I like to know the big picture, which makes it harder for me to take the first step in faith. But you have to ask yourself this; "a year from now, what will I wished I had started today?"

Take the first step

My challenge to you is to figure how what that first step may look like, and then take it. It can even be a teeny tiny baby step. You have to start if you want to see your dreams come to life, and today is your day!

Share with us: What is stopping you from taking the first step?


  1. I am trying to decide if I enjoy being a teacher or if I haven't dedicated the time into LOVING being a teacher. I'm not sure if my first year of teaching is a good indicator because my school was having a lot of abnormal issues.

    I can't think of anything else I would rather do, but it doesn't mean I am not sometimes open to whatever option that would be.

    How did you decide you wanted to pursue something different? Did you know you wanted to pursue something different or it came over time?

  2. ah, what a great quote! i really needed it today.
    and i'm glad i found your blog!
    i'm here via a giveaway and i'm following your blog now.
    can't wait to read more!

    1. and i'm a southern girl, too! love finding others in the blog world!:)

  3. Love that picture and quote! Thanks for this lovely post today! :)

  4. This is so true! I always wish I was braver and could take that first step. Found you from Lauren and Lauren and following you now:)

  5. This is perfect!! I couldn't agree more. THANK YOU for this today!

  6. Fear always stops me! I'm always afraid someone else can do it better than me. I'm so silly huh?? ;)

  7. i will definitely keep this in mind, thanks for sharing! there are a lot of things keeping me from taking the first step, but i am determined to overcome them. :)

    <3, Mimi
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  8. can i just say... can't wait to meet you in real life in just a few days!!!!!!

  9. Loving this blog and the Dream Project! Can't wait to meet you at Influence!

  10. Sometimes it's hard to actually identify purpose, you know? Great series - I really admire you for jumping into 31 days of the same topic!

  11. I actually took my first step by finally creating a blog a few months ago. It was scary and still is just about every day because I think "it doesn't make a difference" or "no one really cares" or "get over yourself" lol But I have big dreams and blogging was a first step to getting there. :) I'll be following your series!

    I am doing my own 31 day series for the first time as well!

  12. I finally took the first step and applied to grad school! And got accepted! Now to get up the courage to quit my horrible, horrible job. THAT is what I'm struggling with.

  13. This is great! I have lots of big dreams but usually end up talking myself out of them before I ever make it to that first step, but recently I have developed a "go for it" attitude and "going for it" isn't as hard or as scary as I thought it would be. Thanks for the encouragement!