the first step is always the hardest

the first step is always the hardest

proverb Starting is the most difficult part of any task. Don't worry, the first step is always the hardest—it'll get easier after that.
See also: always, first, hard, step
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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.
See also: always, first, hard, step
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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