We all know getting started is tough; that’s not news. Writing the introduction of your paper, the first day on a new job, starting a company, all tough tasks. Taking the first step requires a certain amount of know-how.
Taking the second step, though, is an entirely different matter. It requires trusting that the first step you took was in the right direction, and that you are ready to commit and take things further. With the first step, you are just experimenting.
The second step requires courage. It is what transforms a footprint into a path.