The initial push is the toughest because it is the easiest to put off. You can find tons of excuses for not starting. You can say you don't have enough money, you're not skilled enough, there isn't enough time and there'll be more time next month, etc. but ultimately, you have to start the activity in order to get it done.
So how do you get the initial push out of the way?
Take a moment and see yourself doing whatever it is that you want to start. I know it sounds cheesy, but just try it. Many leaders have discussed the power of visualization and it can be a great tool for getting through the initial push.
Hold yourself accountable. Is there a friend who will check in with you to see if you've started yet? Reach out to them and set up a time to call and discuss what has been working or not working. No excuses. The dog can't eat your homework, you either did it or you didn't.
Do something right now. It's ok. This blog and the rest of the internet will still be there. Stop reading and take one action right now that is considered an initial push. Did you?
Objects at rest tend to stay at rest and objects in motion tend to stay in motion.
Which are you?