Take Action

Is there something you want to do but have not started it due to the fear of the unknown? Most of your great accomplishments were started and you had no idea what or how you were going to do it.  All you need to do is to start doing it. Take a small step and see where you are. Then move a little more.

Jack Canfield, the author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, describes this as:

“Think of a car driving through the night. The headlights only go a hundred to two hundred feet forward, and you can make it all the way from California to New York driving through the dark because all you have to see is the next two hundred feet. And that’s how life tends to unfold before us. If we just trust that the next two hundred feet will unfold after that, and the next two hundred feet will unfold after that, your life will keep unfolding. And it will eventually get you to the destination of whatever it is you truly want, because you want it.”

There is no need to put off something just because you do not know how to do it. Just start it! Think about how grateful you will be when you accomplish it.

Is there something you need to start but are afraid of? Leave a comment and let me know!

Be Well.


  1. Jaime on July 13, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    Greetings Paul, Thank you for the message, yes, I have been putting off the email list course I signed up for. I know it will help me but I am procrastinating because of all the technical stuff. You are right. We have accomplished arduous things before and all we need is to take one step at a time to be successful. Much gratitude for sharing. Sending love. Jaime

    • Paul on July 14, 2022 at 9:35 pm

      Yes, Jaime. Take one step at a time. I am glad you liked our post. Be well!

  2. Cheryl on July 13, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    This is so funny… I have been thinking about doing something for a long time. Then last night I had a dream about doing it and now I’m reading your post. This was a quote I really needed today. Thank you so much!

    • Paul on July 14, 2022 at 9:37 pm

      Wow Cheryl. All the things around you are reminding you to do it -LOL. Glad our post was helpful.

  3. Martha on July 13, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    That was my thought when I started my business back in 1967. I was a bit hesitant because I didn’t have a clue about running a business other than I knew I loved to sew. I learned as the years progressed and so happy I didn’t second guess myself!

    • Paul on July 14, 2022 at 9:46 pm

      That is nice, Martha! One of the critical steps is really to start. Glad you took courage and made a good choice.

  4. Roy A Ackerman, PhD EA on July 13, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    Jack Canfield is an interesting cgaracter.

    • Paul on July 14, 2022 at 9:48 pm

      You are right, Roy!

  5. Kimberly W on July 13, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    I love this idea of just needing the next 200 feet to unfold, so powerful. I will take that with me today and beyond. Thank you, Paul!!

    • Paul on July 14, 2022 at 9:51 pm

      Definitely right, Kimberly. You are welcome, and I am glad that our post was of help to you. Be well!

  6. Angie Vallejo on July 13, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    This is good. I live by the phrase “just do the next best thing” when I get stuck, and that keeps me going. It may not be the perfect thing, but it is what will keep me moving forward.

    • Paul on July 14, 2022 at 9:52 pm

      Yes. It is important that we keep on moving forward. Take action. Thank you for your comment, Angie.

  7. Samantha T on July 13, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Thank you for sharing this great perspective. I am going to read it again, let it sink in, and see what I want to start that I have been putting off. Grateful for the msg and for all you do. Thank you Paul.

    • Paul on July 14, 2022 at 9:53 pm

      What a nice attitude, Samantha. You are definitely right. Let it sink in and do not forget to take action. Glad our message was helpful to you.

  8. Doug on July 14, 2022 at 1:14 am

    When driving in the fog and you cannot see more than 30 feet, it is still a good idea to slow down and proceed with caution and hope the driver behind you does the same.

    • Paul on July 14, 2022 at 9:54 pm

      Yes, proceed with caution but continue to keep moving forward. Thanks for your comment, Doug.

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