Yo my good peeps. Tuesday is a great day to be alive. But only if you make it that way. Choose today to do something great. We continue to talk about writing a great story.
4. Stop Trying and Start Doing- many of us think that the statement, “I’ll try my best”, is a good one. What those words actually mean is “I am not going to take responsibility for the outcome.” Is trying our best enough to live a life of significance? The author doesn’t think so. And I tend to agree with him. Once again, trying alone does not communicate your commitment. “It’s half-hearted. It is not a pledge to do what is necessary to achieve a goal. It’s another way of saying, ‘I’ll make an effort.’ Trying rarely achieves anything significant.”
While an attitude of trying is not enough, an attitude of doing is.
“There is an enormous amount of magic in that tiny word do. When we tell ourselves the words, ‘I’ll do it’, it unleashes a tremendous power. It creates a sense of responsibility that ups our game: a desire to excel plus a sense of duty plus complete aliveness plus total dedication to getting done what has to be done. That equals commitment.”
An attitude of doing also really does help us to become who we want to become. While in the process of doing, it often leads us to things we were meant to do. When someone tells me they are sitting around waiting for their purpose in life to hit them square between the eyes, it drives me nuts. If you want to find your purpose, get lost in the work. Start to do, and it will help you to know what you should become.
There is a force of resistance that looms in this world. And many times, we give in to this force. An attitude of doing helps us break through the resistance force. And to be honest with you, the world needs that. The world needs now more than ever, those that will be doers of the word and not just sayers. There are many that I work with each day that fall into the “Doers” category. They don’t make excuses, no matter what is going on at home. They just get things done. The sayers just sit around and pretend like they are the doers. I would go into the field of battle any day of the week with the true doers. There is a girl at our office by the name of Megan McKell. Not to embarrass Megan, but I know she has been through her fair share of trials in life. Trials that would have put many of us down and out. But not, Meg. She continues to fight. She never complains, and she simply just gets shiz done. I have always admired that about her. Keep changing the world, Meg’s.
Stop saying, and start doing. Great words to help us be a little bit better today than we were yesterday.
Doing it, Cram