You start to grow by first dipping your toe.

Can this sentence be used as a motivational quote? If dipping your toe into sth. means testing it out, carefully approaching it and growth is considered personal growth. Is it a legitimate sentence or dipping your toe can't go without into sth. in this context?

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    It's not motivational, it's common sense, which will unlikely get you moving... The correct phrasing I believe is "to dip one's toe in/into sth" unless it's an order – Andrew Tobilko Jan 20 at 23:26
  • Thank you Andrew, I understand. I'm wondering if I may sacrifice "something" for the sake of rhyme. – BanAnanas Jan 20 at 23:47
  • So you perceive this sentence as an order? – BanAnanas Jan 20 at 23:54
  • No, a (somewhat unusual) command would be "Dip your toes! Now!" – Andrew Tobilko Jan 20 at 23:56
  • Aha, ok. I thought maybe it sounds like "You, start to grow!". (Btw., It's all just for one cheesy LinkedIn post, I don't plan to inspire anyone.) – BanAnanas Jan 21 at 0:02

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