#358 of 365 Ways to live Easier, Happier, & More Productive

My goal, for those of you who are curious, is to share a daily life lesson, tip, or hack. They are the things I want my children to know and the things that I teach to clients. They are the things that make my life easier, happier, and more productive. I hope you’ll follow along and find them helpful too.


Just do it

This is one of those little pieces of advice that I must remind myself of over and over again. It’s something I know to do and yet I am resistant much of the time for a variety of reasons. It has been the Nike slogan for thirty years now and we still see it subliminally on television and in print media. Additionally, it’s been the focus of a sticky note in my home through the years more often than not.

The inner voice I hear that says “just do it” isn’t from a Nike commercial. It is a gentle and mostly loving – sometimes frustrated, innate reminder to move forward. It’s the message I give myself when I feel hesitation; when I know I am resisting.

The vocal persuasion of “just do it” when it comes from a known, inner, strong voice is significant. It’s more powerful coming from the self than from anywhere else if it is supportive and encouraging. As a dominant phrase in individual self-talk it can be a motivating reminder to stretch beyond your comfort zone, to try one more time, or to finish.

The next time you find yourself hesitating in a task, a creative effort, or an uncomfortable introspection be self-encouraging.

Just do it.

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