Baby Steps: A Few Quotes to Encourage You

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What baby steps are you going to take this week toward your dreams?  Here are a few quotes about baby steps to “prove” to you that they really do work.

Enjoy!

 

Progress. Just make progress. It’s okay to have setbacks and the need for do-overs. It’s okay to draw a line in the sand and start over again – and again. Just make sure you’re moving the line forward. Move forward. Take baby steps… Then change will come. And it will be good. ~Lysa TerKeurst

 

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

To make the quickest progress, you don’t have to take huge leaps. You just have to take baby steps-and keep on taking them. In Japan, they call this approach kaizen, which literally translates as ‘continual improvement.’ Using kaizen, great and lasting success is achieved through small, consistent steps. It turns out that slow and steady is the best way to overcome your resistance to change. ~Marci Shimoff

 

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ~Confucius

 

Pause and remember – Everyone gets discouraged and feels lost at times. Don’t worry – life will get better. A new way is being made for you. Keep moving forward even if it’s just baby steps. ~Jennifer Young

 

Babies learning to walk embody the deepest truth about deep practice: to get good, it’s helpful to be willing, or even enthusiastic, about being bad. Baby steps are the royal road to skill. ~Daniel Coyle

 

Little by little does the trick. ~Aesop

 

Go gently and slowly. These are baby steps. Progress, not perfection, is what we should be asking of ourselves. ~Julia Cameron

 

You’re never too old to take baby steps. ~Capital STEEZ

 

 

Don’t look too far in the future, don’t worry about how you’re going to have enough time or enough money or enough smarts; the “how?” is up to God. Just put your whole focus on this moment, doing this baby step at this moment; and then once you finish that one, God and the angels will give you the next assignment and so on and so forth. ~Doreen Virtue

 

I knew it was unrealistic to think I could build an institution overnight. But if I took baby steps, eventually it would happen. ~Russell Simmons

 

Seeing a pattern doesn’t mean you know how to put it all together. Take baby steps: don’t focus on the folks whose skills are far beyond your own. When you’re new to something-or you haven’t tried it in a while-it can feel impossibly hard to get it right. Every misstep feels like a reason to quit. You envy everyone else who seems to know what they’re doing. What keeps you going? The belief that one day you’ll also be like that: Elegant. Capable. Confident. Experienced. And you can be. All you need is enthusiasm, a little bravery, a sense of humor, and to regularly take baby steps. ~Kate Jacobs

 

In the comments below, let me know which of these quotes you like the best.  Thanks!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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