I had a thought the other day while running. It really wasn’t a very profound thought, it was more of duh moment. However, I think those duh moments tend to have the most impact when you actually think of it as a duh moment.
Here is my duh moment. I was running listening to a book on audible. My thoughts based on the message from the book, had me thinking about the past and what I called memorable things of great significance and importance that I have accomplished. Maybe it was a promotion, maybe it was accomplishing a degree, a certification, or doing a presentation that I wasn’t comfortable in doing, etc. You name it. Most of the things were of great significance and at the time was a major accomplishment.
So the duh moment. As I look back on all of these accomplishments, I don’t know if any of these things were planned with great in-depth detail. Most of them were really just “doing”. Let me put some context around this for you.
After I completed, my bachelors degree, I wondered should I get a master’s degree. The decision was really made on my question to myself, why not? It only requires twelve more classes of hard work and effort, of which I have been accustomed to because of my previous work in my undergrad. It wasn’t anything but more work, well, and showing up. See that is where most people fail, they just don’t show up. This is another topic I could go on for days about. In my mind I just needed to do the work and show up for another eighteen months, and I could get a master’s degree. The “doing” is all that it required.
As I look back at the above as major accomplishment, I can think of just about everything else since then and maybe before then occurred really from just “doing”. The more I do, the more I get done. The goal now is to do bigger and better things. Things of greater importance, things that can be significant to others, and significant to a legacy.
My mentor said it like this. What is easy to do, is easy not to do. The more you do, the more you will accomplish.
The biggest GAP for most people is the Gap between knowing and doing. (For the sake of the blog, the gap between the following doesn’t look that big, but is it?)
knowing (what we know we should do) Doing (what we actually do)
What are you going to do today?
To your success and your future.