Shrinking the first step

Next time you find yourself struggling to get started on a project or an assignment or a chore try shrinking the first step as much as you can. If your goal is to write a book shrink the first step down to writing the first 200 words. If you want to launch a new website start by designing the header on the home page. If you want to get your laundry done start by dumping your clothes out on your bed and sorting them.

When you shrink the first step a few magical things happen. First you take action because it’s so easy to do. Then you get inspired by the results of your action and you get motivated to take more action. Before you know it taking that tiny first step has led you to accomplishing a significant portion of the entire project.