Whether you want to eat more healthily, stop smoking, run your first 5k, or educate yourself, it’s not the first step that makes the difference.
It’s not the first time you skip the burger and fries. It’s not the first cigarette you start to light, but toss in the trash. It’s not the first walk around the block or the first time you turn off the TV to read.
That’s not what makes the difference.
It’s not the second time, the third time, or the fourth time that counts.
Those times don’t really make the difference either.
What makes the difference is the one time that it’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do.
The time that you find yourself debating yourself on why it’s ok to take the step backwards. Why it’s ok to eat fries this one time. To take that one drag. Skip the nightly run, or leave the book on the table because that show you’ve been wanting to watch is on.
That’s the time that makes the difference.
And no matter what your goal is, or what you’re trying to accomplish, your success is riding on that one time that makes the difference.