"Just Do It" - 06/11/14
I worked in Tucson, AZ for 8 years. About 3 years into my time there, I ordered Chinese takeout for dinner, opened a fortune cookie and read the fortune. This is what it said:
"The simplest answer is to act."
I taped that fortune to my desk monitor. Something about it spoke to me. That's saying something because I usually couldn't care less about those silly things.
The fortune stayed taped to my monitor until I packed up my desk to move here. I kept the fortune but haven't been able to find it since we moved and I think about it often.
Sometimes, when you're in a tough spot; when you're not sure what to do; when you're over-thinking it; the best thing to do is, "just do it."
I'm not talking about jumping into something with reckless abandon. I'm saying that if you just DO what you've been dreaming, just DO what you've been wanting, it might be the best thing you ever DID.
I started thinking about this more after interviewing Shelene Bryan, author of "Love, Skip, Jump." Her personal journey along the same lines amazes me. If you're looking for an inspirational read this summer, check it out.