When you were tiny, little child, you made your way around the world on your hands and knees crawling. Everyone around you was walking and you were the only one different. One day you got it into head and decided to give it a try.
So, inch by inch, you worked on developing the skills you needed to walk. You grabbed on to something above you and pulled yourself upright. You stood up, holding on to a table or chair or big stuffed animal. Wobbly and unsure, you let go fell down, and tried again and again, until you stood up all by yourself. Then, you took a step.
The older people you watched took one step after another: right foot, left foot, right foot, left… but you managed only one step and you crashed.
After days of side-stepping around the coffee table, awkwardly bringing one little foot out from behind the other while you held on to Mom’s or Dad’s fingers, you eventually took your first couple of steps… all alone… all by yourself…and (hopefully) to the cheers and applause of your family.
Baby steps. One at a time. And you were WALKING!
Did you notice that in the process of learning to walk, you probably spent more time failing than you did succeeding. But did you ever have the thought of quitting? Did you ever tell yourself, “I’m not cut out for walking… I will crawl for the rest of my life?” No, of course you didn’t. So why do you do that now?
It is not different today. If you want to achieve any goal in life, stay motivated. Think about how great it will be feel once you are where you want to be. Just take the baby step, keep believing in yourself and don’t give up.
“To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first” — William Shakespear.