“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex,
overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, then starting on the first one”
– Mark Twain
We think of achievements as blocks of tasks, instead of focusing on the hardest part of getting ready. If you want to write a book focus on typing the 1st letter.
I remember when i was on 7th grade a teacher told a story about his professor, one day he enter his office and saw him smoking, so he advice him on stopping, the strange reaction is that the professor took the cigar from his mouth and put it down without finishing it and never smoked after that, it was this big action done on the most ordinary unexpected ways. I just keep thinking that if he just finished the cigar and said “will stop after this one” he would never stopped, while for most people they need to search for secrets and support to then announce the intention of doing an action.