William Liao

March 28, 2022

The First Step

The same activities that are good for growth can also stall it. 

Planning can be good, but it’s possible to over-plan.

Research can be good, but it’s possible to over-research. 

Thinking can be good, but it’s possible to over-think. 

At some point, these activities stop serving their purpose and instead become an excuse not to take The First Step — to hit the send button, to ask for someone’s business, to say what’s on your mind. 

When in doubt, take a break from your thoughts and default to action. 

Don’t try to be ready; you rarely will be.

Also, it’s perfectly normal to feel afraid or intimidated at times. 

The goal isn’t to shoo away the Scary Stuff or the Hard Stuff, but to make a habit of walking towards them and, in the process, becoming the best version of yourself that you can be.