Just do it, stop living in fear. I know that is easy for me to say right?! If it were that bloody easy you would, wouldn’t you? Or at least I like to think we would. But there is a big part of me that thinks we wouldn’t. We would still stay in our lovely safe comfort zone, where everything is ticking along like it always has. You know the place, where we don’t stick our heads out of the parapet. The place where we don’t just do it, we have to think about it several times and then decide not to.
Just do it, signals to many of us being reckless, thoughtless and wild. Just do it means we haven’t thought about the consequences if things went wrong or didn’t work out as we hoped. But what if they actually worked out better than we hoped? What if it did go wrong, is that the end of the world? If you just do it and it turns out to be the best thing you ever do, how amazing would that be?
When people who are given a life-limiting diagnosis are asked what they regret from their lives, it is the things that they didn’t do. Not the things they did, not the things they thought f**k it just do it. Those are the things they wished they had done more of. Take for example a client/friend of mine. They have a life-limiting diagnosis and decided to hold a “pre-death wake”. A party of everyone they knew and loved to come together and enjoy the time. I attended this event and it was bloody amazing, I loved it. Tracey came along too and we had the best day.
We met some incredible people and had some lovely chats. And when I spoke to them afterwards I asked if they had enjoyed the day. They replied they had a great time. Now they took it upon themselves to just do it, and not worry about others thoughts. They wanted to enjoy a party they could attend not wait for the inevitable to happen.
I know you are thinking well that is easy for them to do, but I am damn sure a lot of people faced with the same thing get to the point of f**k it what’s the point in worrying now? So why wait until that moment, just do it now. Our brains are designed to keep us safe in our comfort zone where it knows we are “happy” and alive. The trouble is, that comfort zone is not always (mostly not) a “happy” place. Yes, we may be alive but we certainly aren’t living life in the way we would choose.
Because our subconscious is in control, we do things because we have always done them. 95% of our daily thoughts are chosen by our subconscious, not us!! Jesus only 5% of our day is controlled by us, do you know that equates to 72minutes!! So, if you had a choice to just do it, whatever that may be, would you? Would you think, I am in control of this decision, not my fluffy, oh let’s keep things as they are in my comfort zone subconscious!
Cause I don’t know about any of you, but the older I get, the more I think, f**k it, life is too damn short. None of us are getting out of here alive and the odds are I ain’t got another 50 years left in me (though that would be pretty cool if I did!) Mostly because I am going to grow old disgracefully thank you.
So, in the words of Nike, just do it. Whatever that is take the leap and trust that it will all be ok.
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