Getting started can be hard. It can be paralyzing.
When I hear people say,
“I don’t know how to draw.”
What I always think is, ‘they don’t know how to start.’
Starting starts the thinking, the problem solving,
the figuring it out.
This, I think, is true for lots of things.
When I feel that I am teaching well,
I put a lot of energy into helping my students get started.
I give them all the support they need to do so.
ALL the support. Everything I can.
Because I know, if they don’t get started,
if they can’t make that first step,
their is no chance for a journey.
Completing this first step
can build some confidence.
Sometimes, lots of confidence.
Confidence is powerful.
Confidence is power.
The first step rarely gets any glory.
I think it should.
It may not be the most exciting.
But the first step is always the most important.