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  • Writer's pictureMaddie Craig


Updated: Dec 1, 2023


Tips - The real secret to getting ahead. Image is a photo of a wooden man climbing up wooden stairs

The most important step to achieving any goal is to get started.

If you want to be successful, you need to start taking meaningful steps towards your goal.

Some people think that they need to have everything figured out before they can start working towards their goals, but that's not the case. You don't need to hash out every single detail in order to get started. The key is to take action and not wait for things to happen.

Just take the first step and the rest will follow.

Oftentimes, it is the fear of failure that holds us back from taking that first step. It's important to remember that it’s impossible to achieve success without experiencing some failures first. Use your failures as a learning opportunity and keep moving forward.

Lastly, while it is often said that the secret of getting ahead is getting started, the secret of getting ahead is also to keep going.

Many people start projects with enthusiasm, but they soon run into difficulties and give up. Those who are successful at achieving their goals are the ones who persevere in spite of difficulties.

But you can never reach those goals if you never actually get started. So what are you waiting for?

Get out there and take action!

Meet The Author

Image is a photo of the blog author - Maddie Craig

Maddie Craig is the founder of Blue Cypher Bookkeeping, a detail-oriented bookkeeper, and definitely a “numbers nerd”! She is passionate about helping organizations understand the full story of their financials and using it to make more confident decisions and grow strategically. She has experience working with a wide array of clients, including small businesses and non-profit organizations. When not crunching numbers, she and her husband enjoy traveling, being active in the community, and sharing their love for good food with friends and family.

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