“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC – 531 BC)
I have always loved this quote. Some ideas and projects can feel overwhelming–but at some point, you just need to start. Breaking large tasks and assignments into smaller chunks is an effective way to handle this.
It is good to do this in teaching as well. I like to keep a portfolio with work samples for each of my students. At the end of the year, I show them how much progress they have made. They love seeing the growth! You can emphasize the proverb, “Slow and steady wins the race” as well.