Just Do It Already!

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Just do it already

Do you have an idea that’s been percolating about your brain for a long time, but you don’t act on it because you’re afraid, don’t have the time, are worried you’ll fail, or any other excuse you might use to put off doing the thing you most want?

So often we get stuck in a job, or relationship and believe that doing something new, something big, isn’t a good idea.

How many of you have a great idea for a book or screenplay, but haven’t done more with it? How many of you have a great idea for an app, but don’t take the next step to create it? What about that new business you’ve been thinking of starting?

We all have fantastic ideas, but only a few of us will take the leap and take action.

Just do it already!

Trying something new, is scary. Quitting or cutting back on the old thing (steady job with steady paychecks) is terrifying, and the reason most people don’t act on their big dreams.

I get it, I was in that place for a long time.

And then I took a leap of faith.

I just did it.

What that means is I stopped thinking about it and started to take action.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

One Single Step.

That’s all you have to do to start. Make one shift, do one thing differently, and you’ll be on your way soon enough.

Let’s say you’ve had this fantastic idea for a novel. In your head you know how the story will start and end. You know millions of people will relate to the story and it could quite possibly be turned into an amazing movie reaching even more people. It’s fantastic! You’re excited! And then you do nothing.

Most people with fantastic ideas who don’t put them into action do so because they don’t know how to do what it is they want to do.

Writing a book is hard work, getting it published is even harder. Both are especially difficult if you know nothing about writing, publishing and marketing. Of course you could spend what little free time you have learning how to do this thing that you are passionate about, but that could simply be another roadblock dressed up as action.

Just do it already.

If you’ve got a great idea for the next bestseller, then sit down and start writing it. Put that first word on to paper (or the word processor) and just start writing. Let the Universe, The Force, God – whatever you want to call it – speak through you. Stop blocking the creative and let it flow – and I promise you, it will. Don’t worry about typos, grammar or any of the other million mistakes you’ll make along the way, those are to reckon with later on. For now, you just need to take action.

Any action.

Do one thing different in your daily routine that gets you closer to your goal. It could be turning off the TV at night and using that time to write. It could be getting off social media and meditating so your mind is clear, alert and ready to create the thing for which you have passion. Watch as one change turns into two and then three and the next thing you know you’ve done the thing you’ve always dreamed about doing – and you learned it was a lot easier than you feared it would be.

Just do it already!

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