You Have to Start Somewhere

As part of “discipline,” one of my three words for 2012, I dusted off the treadmill today and hesitantly jumped on it for about 20 minutes for the first time in about 6 months.

I was a little embarrassed by the fact that I could only do about 1.2 miles in 20 minutes. When Nike+ automatically shared my synced run, I cringed at the fact that I could only post a 20 minute run on the treadmill.

But then I realized that we all have to start somewhere.

No matter what you’re trying to do, whether it’s save money, lose weight, get healthy, learn another language, read the Bible, or any other goal you might have, you have to start somewhere.


Who cares if you can barely read 5 minutes a day or if you only save 10 dollars a month? Getting started is a huge part of achieving the goal.

Don’t get me wrong. Following through on the goal is important, too, but getting off the couch and getting on the treadmill was a start for me. It was the first step that I had been putting off for a while. I hope I can keep it up and hit some goals I have about being disciplined.

What have you been waiting to start? What can you do today to get started on completing that goal?