I loved Ryan Gosling as Sebastian in La La Land (especially because it was a love story between him and another of my favorite actors, Emma Stone.) I loved him even more as legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong in his new movie, First Man.
The movie presents a very personal and vulnerable side of Neil Armstrong as a father, a husband, and a friend. After I watched it, I couldn’t stop thinking about Armstrong’s historic moment on July 20, 1969, as people all over the world focused on his one step, that first step that man took on the moon.
The world stopped when Armstrong said,
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
It made me think about the power of one.
One step. One moon. One time. One person. One sentence. People all over the world focusing on ONE THING.
Neil Armstrong was not the only one who spoke about taking the first step.
Martin Luther King, Jr., once said,
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
I’m sure you have your moments when you lack the confidence, the faith, the ability to believe in yourself. We all do. You have a desire. You want to make things happen, but you stay stuck because you don’t see any evidence that you’re going to be successful. You don’t move forward because you don’t feel good enough. (If you want to get rid of feeling not good enough, check out this article I wrote, “Feeling not good enough? Stand up and roar!”)
Believing in yourself, taking the first step in faith is a good way to stretch yourself out of your comfort zone. One small first step out of your comfort zone leads to taking a big step into your greatness.
How the “One Thing” concept can help you move forward in life
I fell in love with the “One Thing” concept after reading Gary Keller’s book, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. According to Keller,
“Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus.”
Combine the ONE THING with the SMALL and FIRST STEP and you get this:
When you feel stuck and aren’t moving forward, focus on one thing, one small step. The first step, that once you take it, will create forward momentum and carry you a little bit further from where you are now.
So what is the ONE THING you can do right now to end the year strong?
Most women don’t have enough time to accomplish what they want, especially when there are only a few weeks left in the year.
But the truth is…
- Even a few weeks is enough time to power up and end the year strong.
- Life is not about accomplishment. It’s about feeling the way you want to feel, regardless of your accomplishments.
Is it really that important to end the year strong?
Yes! Because if you kickstart your positive momentum now you will already be on top of your game in January.
May I challenge you to do one thing that will help you end the year strong, beloved?
Take this first step with me. Claim your freedom so you can soar into the new year at full power.