I used this quote in my employment class to motivate the students to action. I wanted them to realize the need to step out of their comfort zone and move forward into new things.
It occurred to me that I would be wise to apply this quote to my own life. Instead of just thinking about doing things, I need to find the motivation to put those plans into action. I find that rather than thinking of the whole process, I can think of the first step. The first step by itself is usually not intimidating. The first step gives me the momentum to make the second step and so on.
Achievement is made by many steps in succession, building on the ones before. The movement positions me for increased opportunities and gives me valuable experience.
Waiting to feel like doing something often leaves me still waiting. I push myself to take the first step and then find myself feeling like continuing after I have made myself start.