Someone somewhere does something, maybe something pretty cool. You find out about it. Hand on your heart, how does that make you feel?
Finding out about all those fabulous things that other people do is easy nowadays, thanks to social media and the fact that us humans are prone to tell others about our lives especially when we think that we’ve done something pretty cool (and keep quiet when things go to pot).
Anyway, someone somewhere does something awesome. Perhaps – even if you’re happy for them – a little voice in your head might whisper: “Anyone could’ve done that. I could’ve done that.” Or perhaps not. Maybe you’re a bigger person than I am, because I definitely have caught myself more than once getting consumed by these petty thoughts.
Doing is doing.
But no more! Because, you see, here’s the thing:
Doing something is not the same thing as thinking about doing something. Thinking about doing is not doing. Dreaming about doing is not doing. Planning the doing is not doing. Doing is doing.
Perhaps I could’ve done some cool thing that someone else did. But I didn’t, they did. So from now on: Kudos to those who actually do. Those who paint that painting and those who write that book. Those who start their own business (hey that’s me!) and those who sail that ship. Always.