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Meaning of this phrase

Posted by Word Camel on April 09, 2003

In Reply to: Meaning of this phrase posted by Vimala Raheja on April 09, 2003

: What does this mean "the journey of a thousand leagues begins from beneath your feet?"

: Vimala Raheja

It means that a long journey can seem overwhelming until you start it. So, if a destination is a thousand miles/leagues away, it might be impossible to imagine ever arriving but by taking the first step is easy. Take enough single steps and you'll arrive.

It also implies that any overwhelming project is more manageable if broken up into smaller tasks.