first step is always the hardest

first step is always the hardest

Prov. Starting a new endeavor is the hardest part of it. Fred: I want to quit smoking, but I can't convince myself to sign up for the "stop smoking" program, Jill: The first step is always the hardest. If I can just start this project, I know the rest will be easy. The first step is always the hardest.
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