Although this is the popular form of this quotation, a more correct translation from the original Chinese one would be "The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath one's feet." Rather than emphasizing the first step, Lau Tzu regarded action as something that arises naturally from stillness. Another potential phrasing would be "Even the longest journey must begin where you stand."
This quote was inspirational to me in relation to the experience of getting to my goal weight, getting healthier, and fit. Everyone envisions themselves at this ultimate goal, but have no idea how to start that journey or what it really entails while on that road. We know we want to get there, but let's face it; we haven't the slightest clue. If we did, don't you think we'd all be there by now? Or, start it, and realize it's definitely no easy walk in the park and stop, never reaching our full potential.
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Lee's Sandwich 4748 E. P.C.H. Long Beach