The first step is always the most critical, because it means you have to DO something. You have to take a risk. You have to at least try, and be prepared to potentially fail. At my day job, I work at a software company where we recently had a guest inspirational speaker, Eric Grietens, Navy SEAL and CEO of his own national non-profit. His words were empowering, and are actually the inspiration behind my first post to you. Eric said, "people never quit when they are doing something. No, they quit when they start thinking about it".