Saturday, April 11, 2015

J Is For Just Do It

"How overdone!", you might say.

 Yes, it is, and don't we just need gentle reminders every now and then?

So, back to Just Do It.

Paul said, long ago, "The things I want to do, I do not do.  The things I don't want to do, I do."  At least he is attributed to have said something like that. 

Often times we could agree with Paul.  How many times do we, for example, say, "I don't want to eat that donut", but we eat it anyway.We might even have two if no one is looking.  And how often do we say, "I am going to start exercising 30 minutes a day starting Monday, yet Monday comes and we don't do it".  Why?

We all have our list of reasons, huh? Maybe it boils down to motivation,...a mountain in itself. Maybe it's fear of failure so we put off starting that next novel or painting. Maybe it's that we aren't sure what our priorities are, so important stuff gets on the bottom of the list.  I love to paint, but I realize it isn't a priority right now so it is near the bottom of my list.  Alas, I wish it weren't.  It won't always be.  And I've certainly put off painting when I didn't think I was "good enough", or that I would do it 'right'.  So dumb.  More eloquent people might call that error-thinking instead of dumb.

So whatever it is for you, just do it.  If it is something you really want to do, and it's a priority, let the other things that hold you back fall away.  Pick up the pen, the paintbrush, the phone, or the tennis shoes and just do it.  If you want a colonoscopy or a mammogram, just go get it.  We do live through these yukky moments.  If you want to make a new friend, take a risk and approach a neighbor or whomever you have in mind.  If you want to drink less, just do it, and get help if you need to.

Oh, what a preachy post.  I don't mean it that way but I see it is.  Oh well, just go do those things that are important to you, or fun to you, or enriching to you,  Whatever.  Just go do it.

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