“It’s the task that’s never started that’s the most tiresome” – Gretchen Rubin
“To do, or not to do, that is the question…” Is your daily inner monologue a rephrasing of this familiar sounding prose?
If your process of deciding to do (or not do) something is growing wearily long and drawn out with seemingly relevant considerations, clutter, what ifs, and personal insecurities … If you are overcome by downright fears that might keep you from even being willing to consider the thought of doing even the smallest things … consider this:
The case for doing things is…. you will have done it.
” A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw
No, I’m not talking about checking your email or should you go out to the usual restaurant tonight. We’re talking about the stuff slightly (or way) beyond your comfort zone, or that goal that feels like it might be out of reach (or only possible in an alternate universe).
Do those things.
“What one does is what counts, not what one has the intention of doing” – Pablo Picasso
Fast forward to what triggered these thoughts today… soon you’ll have done many things, and when you see the results… new processes you have in place that are running smoothly, the pictures from that trip you always wanted to take, an Evernote full of pages that make up your book, thousands of people using your app, or maybe a long page of reviews by satisfied customers, readers or house guests … like a number of these that hit me tonight, the emotions that flood over you as you reminisce might even inspire you to do yet another thing… like a blog post maybe? 😉
“The man who says it can’t be done shouldn’t interrupt the man who is doing it “ – Chinese Proverb
What will you stop adding to your to do list today… and just do? Share in the comments so we can celebrate the doing of it with you. If you have some collaboration goals that you need help with, let us know!