Do It

Nike understands “Just do it” . Shia Lebouf gets it Just Do It Doit.org has it figured out.

We all recognize that we are healthier, happier and helpful if we step into the action we espouse we want to take. It isn’t just procrastination. It isn’t just workload. It isn’t just schedule. It is the impetus to break away from the urgent to tackle the important.

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We can all overcome the ‘stuckness’ by asking ‘ can I just do it now?” If you want to be a blood donor but don’t schedule an appointment – do it right now and then book your next appointment when you are at the clinic – put it in your calendar and repeat.

If you want to call a friend or family member – do it right now and then close the conversation by saying ” I will call you on Saturday” and put in in your calendar.

If you need new towels but never get to the store – do it now. If you have an assignment that would take less than 20 minutes to complete – do it now. If it will take longer than 20 minutes, break it into 20 minute segments.

Start with small niggling stuff that is taking up kinetic energy and causing anxiousness – do it now. As you tick off accomplishments and schedule new repetitions and make appointments in your agenda for the things you love; Read 30 minutes, Yoga, Family, Run …

Try a new approach for the next week. When you can – do it now.





Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.

~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


The  last line gets all the press. Dream big – do it now. But without the first line the last isn’t possible. He (Goethe) didn’t couch the statement in weasel words. It doesn’t say ‘Perhaps if one is committed’ or ‘ there could be’ or ‘ maybe providence would move’.

I have seen this in my life and those around me. I am sure you have witnessed it in yours. Full commitment begins the path to miracles. It isn’t mysticism. It isn’t magic. It is a shift in vision. Once committed our eyes are opened differently, our scope is wider, our peripheral gets drawn in and our awareness becomes keener. Commitment without hesitancy – pick one thing today that you are ready to fully commit to. On a scale of 1 to 10, how committed are you? If it isn’t 10, then what will it take to get you to 10? Accountability helps ensure that we  live up to what we commit to. Leave a note here or a tweet @remarkablelives or email bob@remarkablepeople.ca and I will do a daily check in over the next week as an external accountability.

Make Today Remarkable, by fully committing,