Amy Rees Anderson

Stop waiting for Someday – Just Do It!

“Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually’, just do it and correct the course along the way.” –Tim Ferris

Everyone has dreams for their future – the wishes they want to make come true. Yet very few people actually stop talking about it, stop planning it, stop analyzing everything around it, and JUST DO IT!

Perhaps very few people do it because in their mind you haven’t really put yourself on the line for it if you haven’t started doing it yet so there is less risk of being seen as a failure. Or perhaps it’s because it is easier to just talk about it and to just sit and imagine it than it is to actually go out and DO IT.

As a child I loved the poetry of Shel Silverstein because he taught important lessons in these simple, yet fun, poems he wrote. One of my favorites is a poem that illustrates the way we tend to overanalyze and look for excuses and roadblocks…the way we do everything except JUST DO IT!

Diving Board  (by Shel Silverstein)

You’ve been up on that diving board
Making sure that it’s nice and straight.
You’ve made sure that it’s not too slick.
You’ve made sure it can stand the weight.
You’ve made sure that the spring is tight.
You’ve made sure that the cloth won’t slip.
You’ve made sure that it bounces right,
And that your toes can get a grip– –
And you’ve been up there since half past five
Doin’ everything … but DIVE.

If you want to accomplish your dreams then get started on it. Don’t wait to figure every little detail out before you begin. Have a vision of the end game you hope to ultimately accomplish and start moving toward it right this second…don’t wait…JUST DO IT!

DIVE!

Have a great one!

~Amy Rees Anderson

3 Comments

  • Jane says:

    What I want is to be a blessing to people. The world is a hurtful place and even though I know I can’t fix it, God put me here to make it a little bit better for someone. I used to have grand dreams of being a writer. Now I just want to encourage other writers to never give up and support them when it’s possible for me to do so. I have definitely been an overanalyzer. p.s. I think my kids held the record on number of times Where the Sidewalk Ends was checked out of the library.

  • Mustafa says:

    Thanks Amy.I have begun adopting this policy.Whenever I am inspired to write a poem I ensure I write it down immediately lest I forget it and never let it see the light of day.I had never written a poem till last month and now I have written three.I hope to continue this in the pursuit of my other goals.

  • Steph says:

    i’ve waited years to have the perfect plan to start my blog but a week ago i just did it – imperfect but done. I hope you guys can check it out 🙂

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