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One foot, two foot.  Red foot, blue foot.  One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind….

Until we actually place one foot in front of the other – be it physically or metaphorically – we never actually get anywhere.  The challenge then is taking that first step.  Normally it’s one of the three evil henchmen — fear, uncertainty, and doubt — that stand in the way (for the ambitious reader do a search on the blog and you’ll find an individual post about each of the three henchmen).  Ultimately it comes down to an issue of pain.  Is the pain of your current state great enough that you’re willing to face fear, uncertainty and doubt with that first step?  Or would you prefer to remain mired in your current state of discomfort?

I’d offer this:  low-grade, prolonged discomfort eventually becomes tolerable.  However, it doesn’t change the fact that this pain is a symptom of some bigger issue.  You’re welcome to tolerate the symptom, but it’s very likely that whatever “disease” is causing the pain is not getting any better.  And with each passing day it’ll likely be harder to cure that disease.

With that in mind:

Why not take the first step away from the pain that’s tormenting you?

As always, thanks for the time.