This is me taking the first steps recently.
Taking the first steps is hard! You have to overcome inertia.
Inertia is the property of a body that makes it oppose any force that would cause a change in its motion. A body at rest is still opposing the motion.
Inertia is not the only force preventing me from taking the first steps.
- Fear – what if I fail?
- Imposter syndrome – This is not for people like me
- Lack of confidence – I don’t know what I’m doing
- Lack of resources – I don’t have what it takes
- Confusion – I don’t know where to start
- Criticism – What will people say?
Taking the first steps is a success
Do you know what God rejoices when you start? I was excited to find out too.
Zechariah 4:10 (NLT)
“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…”
That’s why taking that first step is already a success.
Whether it is summoning the courage to say ‘Will you marry me’? Or changing careers or starting over in a new city or a new project.
The Lord rejoices to see the work begin.
PS: The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) upgraded my level to Member (MCIM) this week.
“CIM Member (MCIM) level are experienced marketing managers who are currently working at a strategic level within their organisation. An MCIM’s role might typically be as a marketing manager, senior marketing manager or head of marketing. Leading a team of marketers, MCIMs set the direction and pace of marketing activity for their team to help the organisation accomplish their targets.”
Now it is Ibukun Onitiju, MCIM. Leaving engineering to focus on Growth Marketing years ago was a challenging ‘first step’.
I need this reminder to face my fears and start new things.