Quotes to Live By - you don’t have to be great to start

Posted by Lauren Eyer

"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." - Zig Ziglar
This is one of my favorite quotes.  I have this printed out, taped to a magnet, and stuck to me refrigerator so I can see it every day.  I don't love this quote because it's beautiful or touching.  It's one of my favorites because it's reality and it helps me gain to courage every time I need to just START.  I think we put so much pressure on ourselves to be great at something right away and we're afraid to fail at it, that it delays us from starting something, if we even start it at all.
The point is, just start.  No, it's not going to be easy, and we all feel awkward and unsure when we start something new.  But over time, that just gets easier.  We get better at it.  We get more comfortable and if we don't quit, we can become great!  Starting and challenging yourself with something new is also how you grow.  You don't become a better or stronger person by doing the same thing that is comfortable and easy.  I bet if you think back on all the challenges you faced, or new paths you took when you weren't sure at first, eventually become the moments of the greatest growth you had in your life.

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