Just Do It

Have you ever heard or read something that felt like a kick in the pants (or a blow to the ego)?  Yeah, that just happened to me.  Over the last several years, I have been so busy trying to figure out what my purpose in life is, that I have been procrastinating actually doing anything.  I’ve been stuck in my head.  I’ve been paralyzed by fear and self-doubt and the endless cycle of thinking too much.  I was brought back to reality when I heard Marie Forlio say this: “Clarity comes from engagement, not thought.”  Aha moment!  I have been really scared of doing the wrong thing or wasting time doing something that is not my life’s purpose.  But that is nonsense.  That is the only way to grow.  Failure is the quickest path to success.  Thinking about something does not count as putting in your time.  Your 10,000 hours start when you stop thinking and start doing!  Maybe you will start something and soon after decide that its not for you.  Awesome!  Now you know and you can move onto something else.  In the words of my dear husband  “Life is only a waste if you don’t learn from the experiences it bestows upon you."