A couple of years later, I started running around a tiny little field behind our house for 20 minutes. I'd trot around at a snail's pace. It was barely faster than a walk. No one was pushing me. My ego was not involved. I was not trying to impress anybody. This was my real starting point. It was particular to me. I'd pretend I was a great athlete in training but I'd take it really slow. The important thing was that I was taking a step that I was able to handle. Each workout became a success. I built on it. With each success, I progressed and took another step. This method worked.
So...no matter what your goals...take small sure steps. Understand that training is a process. There are steps to be taken...one by one. You're not allowed to skip them. It's a basic law of the Universe.
Ask any really good weight lifter. They know this better than anyone.