You just begin, that’s how you start

martian-damonTo succeed, you have to start somewhere but you have to start. I finally got around to watching The Martian on a flight home yesterday. Matt Damon has some great lines in the film but one in particular had me scrambling for a notepad. You just begin. How do you change jobs, how do you write a book, how do you start a blog, how do you fix something? I hear these questions and many more all the time. You just begin.

Here’s the actual quote from the movie:

At some point, everything’s gonna go south on you and you’re going to say, this is it. This is how I end. Now you can either accept that, or you can get to work. That’s all it is. You just begin. You do the math. You solve one problem and you solve the next one, and then the next. And, if you solve enough problems, you get to come home.

By the way, Johnson Space Center does not look like that, NASA management does act like that, and duct tape does work in space.

Chief Tipster Dayna Steele
aka NASA spouse

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Speaker Dayna SteeleDayna Steele has been on a microphone or on a stage for the majority of her life. She worked with the world’s greatest rock stars as a Hall of Fame rock radio personality and has interviewed everyone from Mick Jagger and Jon Bon Jovi to presidential candidates to astronauts and more. Now the Chief Tipster for, Dayna keynotes and emcees conferences worldwide bringing her unique views (and stories) on success – and a wicked sense of humor – to your audience. Her actionable solutions help companies and individuals make more money with stronger leadership, rock star customer service, and a culture where employees want to succeed. Find out how to bring Dayna to your next event here.