“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney
Tis the season for a ‘year in review’ type of mentality. We often look back at the ‘shoulda’ and ‘coulda’ moments. I like doing this because it helps me to see the good things that happened during the year. I do it because it helps me to find what did not go so well, what is important to focus on improving next year, what ways I want to grow and what habits I want to replace or add to my life. I like to do it because it’s usually fun, very interesting and gives me an inspiring start to the next year. The coming year will focus on “drive” and “doing”. Everyone’s life is driven by something. Whether you are driving a car, a nail or a baseball, you are guiding, controlling and directing something specific in that moment.
I wonder how much more productive we would be if we didn’t talk about how productive we could be. I wonder if it would be easier to ‘find our purpose’ if there weren’t thousands of blogs and people telling us how we should find our purpose. Most importantly, so many of us are talking about what we WOULD do, or what we DID do verses just DOING it. I wonder when this movement of talking about oneself will end? People naturally think they’re interesting, and they inherently want to be liked and to be noticed. Some of us are dreamers and some of us are dream-makers. It’s a subtle difference. That difference is taking the steps to make it happen; in moving our thoughts into action with a purpose. Not a simple task, but it needs to be done if you want to reach your greatest potential and share your best self with the world.
Many people will dream of starting a movement that inspires people to live their best life. Only a few people will actually do the work. Doing what you say you are going to do is a very attractive quality. Doers like to be around other doers. Being around people who not only want to change things, but actually change things helps the doers keep doing.
For me, one of the most frustrating things in the world, is to hear people talk about things they want to do, then never actually do it. We have a fresh season soon upon us full of new year’s resolutions. Use this time to set one or two attainable, measurable goals that are worthy of DOING. This time at the end of the year is designed for us to truly explore our failures and, ultimately, our successes. Ask where we could’ve made better decisions; whether we’re living from our hearts and true intentions. Though it’s easy to forget, we have a tremendous amount of control over our lives. The small decisions we make daily lead to different paths. We don’t have control over what obstacles life throws in our path, but we can control our actions and set intentions for ourselves. By setting intentions and keeping them close, we can “GET DOING” the path that we choose. Focusing your heart on what’s important creates clarity, devoting you to your unique, personalized purpose. Happy New Year, y’all! I pray that everyone everywhere is blessed with happiness, love, peace, and good intention!
“Life is precious” — we often over-hear and over-say those words with little regard to the depth and meaning behind
A new friend recently quoted an old favorite for me, “We make a living by what we get, but we make