I think about this in relation to Step 7, and how I partner with God (via footwork, I am not passive in any part of my spiritual transformation) to continue to grow and become my best me... ultimately so that I can be of maximum service to whomever I meet.
In other words, begin where you are.
Sometimes in recovery delay can have very serious consequences.
As alcoholics we want the grand gesture, the regal launch, the ceremonial countdown, the press conference, the complete preparation with the guarantee of success before we think we can start -- before we can visualize what starting even looks like.
Working through these things, waiting to make them happen, burns through precious time.
Begin where you are, but begin.
If all you can do is crawl,
One day at a time, if you stay sober you'll be up and dancing eventually.
(Though at first alcoholics tend to complain about the music a bit till they find their rhythm, but that's okay too. It's just a mask for our fear of being judged for how we dance. Stay on the dance floor and that will fall away.)