Doing something requires effort.
Doing something means taking risks.
Doing something requires creating new habits.
Doing something means doing what other people are afraid to do.
Doing something means getting out of your comfort zone.
Doing something means going against the status quo.
Doing something means DOING THE WORK.
If you don’t do anything, you won’t need to invest any effort, you can forget about risk, you can stick to your old habits, you can ignore fear, you can stay in your comfort zone, you can make sure you keep the status quo and you don’t need to do any work, but you won’t get anywhere either.
- If Mark Zukerberg can build the first inception of FB from his college dorm room – What can you do from you keyboard?
- If Martin Luther King could use his voice to lead a civil rights movement – What change could your voice inspire in others?
- If Vivian Westwood can use her creative vision to become one of the most influential fashion designers in history (and who is still rocking the runway at aged 73!) – What could you do if you share your creative vision with the world?
If no-one DID SOMETHING there would be no progress. In fact it’s YOUR OBLIGATION to do something, to share you skills, talents, passions, opinions with the world. How dare you not!
Here’s one of the results of you not doing something; you feel trapped, you feel stifled, you can’t shake the feeling that there’s got to be MORE to life, you battle to stay happy and you just distract yourself with mediocre activities to avoid doing the stuff that TRULY matters to you and that could make a difference in the world.
I was speaking to someone yesterday about how I lost at least 2 years to depression. I got that way because I had no outlet for my creativity. In fact, I didn’t even know in what ways I wanted to be creative, but I knew there must be more to life than sitting in an office in a pretty poisonous environment 5 days a week.
I used to look out of the office window when I could and stare at the people going about their business outside. I envied their freedom in that moment. I used to frequently see a homeless man who seemed to walk the same route nearly every day. His shoes were worn out. He was always alone and stared straight ahead when he walked, never looking about or around. I always felt for him when I saw him, but in a way, I also envied his freedom.
I didn’t do what I wanted to do, or express myself how I felt like it, or do the deeper work that would have enabled me to be fully free and in charge of my own life and the outcome was depression. The type of depression where I could barely get out of bed at times. The type of depression where sometimes I wondered if it would be easier not to be here. And then came the day that changed my life.
Don’t let that happen to you! Don’t let it get that bad. And the thing is, it can be gradual. You don’t see it coming. So DO SOMETHING and do it now.
I can’t imagine not being here now! If I wasn’t here I wouldn’t be able to help people in some way every day; whether that’s just through this blog, or my books, or videos or newsletter, or when we actually work more closely together. If I wasn’t here doing what I do, I couldn’t help any one else in the way that I do.
You are here for a reason. You aren’t just a body with a robot mind. Go and do what it is you are here to do and be who you are meant to be.
If you want my help I’m holding open THREE places for ‘ready for success’ action takers to work personally with me. We will work together in a one-off 2 hour coaching session to create your plan of ACTION. I’m talking about where you want to be, what you need to do, HOW you are going to do it. We will plan it, map it out and I’ll be sharing everything I know about creating success on YOUR TERMS.
If that’s something you want to do right now, then email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you over all the details and we can get you set for success!