Just Do It

Just Do It

“Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.” -Chamfort, French Playwrite

We all have that “go with your gut and take action” impulse, but often times our logical mind takes over and talks us out of what our heart or intuition might be trying to guide us towards. It scares us into thinking that our impulses will only lead to negative consequences, even if your intuition says completely otherwise. We’re not trying to say that we should act without thinking, but there should be balance, so as to not let the head or the heart take complete control.

We, all too often, allow the feeling of needing to be responsible to our families and jobs to get in the way of being responsible for ourselves. We will lose sleep, lose our peace, lose our joy, and miss out on the joy of life around us. All for the sake of making an extra few bucks and pushing back the feeling of the pressure of having to keep everything together. Everything else becomes more important than our own well being. We limit ourselves to what we feel we have to do, instead of striving for what we desire. Then when we think about this very fact, we make excuses, we make procrastinations, and we make promises we can’t keep. And we do this, all the while, never really acting out on those things that give our spirit, nourishment.

You know what you want to do. The desire is there. Trust your instincts. Trust your gifts. Trust yourself. Give yourself that swift kick you need. Light your own fire. The time is now! What are you waiting for? Get out of your own way.