How many people have heard this phrase before? ‘Just Do It‘ I bet most of you are aware of the popular brand Nike. For those who have no clue, Nike is a shoe brand and they have been in business for a long time and they are quite successful at what they do and I bet they embody the principle of ‘Just Do It’.
Here is my question for you, what are three things that you are dying or excited to do that you have not done? Before you come up with excuses and reasons as to why you have not accomplished those three things, I have an answer for you. Just.Do.It.
I know, I can hear the excuses forming and you are saying, but, but, but…. I know, there are so many but(t)s in this world and it is very easy to get buried under these buts.
I can imagine there may be a lot of obstacles and challenges in your way which blocks you from accomplishing the three things you mentally listed or wrote down. Instead of thinking of why you cannot do it, how about listing for each goals, the outcome of doing it. You already have the reasons you think you should not pursue it at hand, I bet you have not consider why you can and should work on making it happen. Once you make that list, compare it with the list of why you cannot do it and I hope you see the possibility in throwing caution to the wind and just going for it. Just do it , just do it and just do it.
If you do not succeed, you learn from it and better refine your ideas and plans, of you do, hey, congratulations. I will be accountable to you and tell you three things I am terrify of doing at the moment, going forward, I am going to just do it and see what comes out of doing it. Here it goes 1. Learning how to drive: I am very terrify of the road. It is not just the big cars and trunks that scares me but the small ones as well. I have avoided learning how to drive and I am making a commitment to enroll in a driving school by the end of this month or asking a friend to teach me. 2. Being the first to break the Ice at a gathering: when I am at a party or event where I am do not know a lot of people. The easy thing for me is either to stick with someone I know or hide behind a book or just keep silent. This is not because I do not want to socialize with people but because I am afraid I will be thought of as too forward or just plain out of line. I realize that I have missed countless opportunities to connect with various individuals that I would not necessarily meet in my daily live. So, I am committing to being the first to reach out to a stranger I do not know when and if I even find myself in a situation where majority of the people are unfamiliar to me.
3. Dance More Publicly: I know, you might be thinking, this is so silly but seriously, this is a big deal to me. I love dancing, I love music but I get so worried that I do not have cool moves so I end up standing on the side line like a stick figure at dance events and parties. The next time I have an opportunity to attend an event that involves dancing, I will ensure that I add my own moves and flow to the dance floor.
I have shared three things out of many things that I come up with excuses for, I will ensure I do these things and make it more a part of me than it is at the moment. I hope you pick three things you would like to focus on and get started on it as well. If you do, feel free to share the outcome, you bet you will be reading about the outcome of mine in the nearest future.
Till then, Just Do It.
- 4 Reasons You Should Dance With Your Daughter. (greatriversofhope.wordpress.com)
- Dancing the Night Away in Phoenix (local.answers.com)
- Dancing In The Rain (healthysummer.wordpress.com)
- Pole dancers performing for charity in Ybor City (TBO.com)