Maybe I could absorb this saying and start the decluttering in my office.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao Tzu

It’s easy to dream, but finding the motivation to get started is often the hardest part of the journey toward our goals. The secret? Take it one step at a time. It’s a sentiment that’s summed up perfectly in this well-known proverb from the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, who is considered the father of Taoism. It’s a simple metaphor, but a powerful motivator. It’s easy to get overwhelmed or discouraged when everything is ahead of us, but even our loftiest ambitions are achievable once we conjure the courage to take the first step.