The journey of 1000 miles does indeed begin with one step.
That first step is the crucial one to take.
That first step takes the most effort.
That first step gives the greatest satisfaction once taken.
Once that first step is taken it is simple to take the next one.
How to keep the momentum?
Regard each step as the first one.
Another Chinese proverb is this: he who stands on one leg never gets anywhere.
Why? You may well ask.
Simple because to continue standing on the one leg keeps you stuck in that place.
Which metaphorical journey of 1000 miles are you contemplating?
What will be your courageous first step? And the next? And the next?
How will you reward and appreciate your efforts as you take step after step?