Stop Trying. Just DO!

Do you have a list of things that you’re trying to get done? You’re trying to accomplish this project; you’re trying to complete this goal and you just can’t get them done? You have no motivation and you’re feeling frustrated?

I’ve got a simple piece of advice for you- stop TRYING to get things done and just go DO them. Let’s talk about it.

What Are You TRYING To Do?

Let’s quote Master Yoda for a second, “Do or do not, there is no try”. What was he talking about there? Is he just some funky puppet off a sci-fi show?

No, what he said is so important. What are you TRYING to do? You’re TRYING to lose weight? You’re TRYING to get a new job? You’re TRYING to finish a project? Are you TRYING to get the attention of a boy or a girl? TRYING to get married?

Stop TRYING to do things.

Don’t Be Timid

What you do when you say, “I’m going to TRY and do that,” is adopt, from the get-go, a defeatist, timid mind set. You’ve defeated yourself before you even began, because you gave yourself an out.

It’s like saying, “Oh well, I tried. I was going to climb that mountain. I was going to TRY, but you know I just didn’t. I got to the bottom and it looked too big.”

Versus saying:

I’m GOING to go climb that mountain. I’m GOING to get it done.

Maybe you don’t get all the way to the top, but you went and did it anyway. Maybe there was a blizzard up there and you prudently decided that you were going to retreat, as opposed to freezing to death up at the top. That’s okay, at least you DID something. You weren’t sitting around thinking of all the things you were going to try to do.

If you have time, check out my video Stop Trying! Just Do! Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there.

Don’t Be A Sheep- Be A Lion!

When you say, “I’m going to TRY to do something,” you’re automatically giving yourself an excuse to fail. As opposed to living intentionally and saying, “I WILL do this. I WILL go and DO this thing.”

Your thought defines your reality. When you say, “I’m going to TRY and get things done,” what you’ve really done is turn yourself into a little, timid sheep, who’s hiding from the wolves out on the plain somewhere, afraid of getting things done.

Instead say, “I’m a big lion and I’m going to take the world in my hands! I’m GOING to get this done. I WILL do this. This is what I WILL do. I WILL accomplish this. I WILL accomplish that. I WILL do it now.”

Of course you may fail- that is part of life. How we deal with failure is how we grow as a person. We’re going to talk about how to deal with failure in a different set of posts.

The point is this:

It’s better to have braved the task, to have said, “I WILL DO THIS,” and fail, than to not have started in the first place.

An Example- Quitting Smoking

Let me give you an example. How many people do you know, maybe yourself, who have TRIED to quit smoking?

They make all the excuses in the world. They say, “I’m going to TRY. I can fail, but I TRIED to quit smoking.” Medical science has given them one hundred and one other excuses and now they’ve thrown one more in there.

Now let’s talk about my wife. When we met, she smoked. I don’t like smoking. I think you’re an idiot if you smoke. I never said one word to my wife about smoking when we were dating. I didn’t say, “This is how you should live,” but after a few months of dating she DECIDED that she was going to quit smoking.

Evidently, in the years prior to knowing me, she had TRIED to quit smoking several times before and it never worked. For whatever reason, she made up her mind and said, “This is something I’m going to DO. I’m GOING to quit smoking.”

She didn’t need to go see a therapist. She didn’t need to chew gum. She didn’t need to have patches on her arms. She just DECIDED to DO it.

She’s never smoked a cigarette since. It was something she decided to DO and she went out and DID it. Now, she’s a wonder woman, but you don’t need to be a wonder woman to go do that. Just decide to go and DO something. Stop TRYING do it- go get it DONE.

Before you go DO something, write me a quick comment. Let me know what you’re going to go and DO and then you can come back here and let me know what you DID.

Thanks for reading. There’ll be more.

By Alex Blasingame

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