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Doing it

Friday, August 15, 2014

I find that when my heart is not in something
I'll usually not commit to it . . . . I say, I will try.

But when I REALLY want something,
I will put my heart into it . . . and I say, I will DO it.

This occurred to me the other day when I heard myself say "I'll try . . ." and I knew it would be a half-hearted attempt, if that.

The thought came to me that if it was something I really wanted to do, I would get it done. No question about it.

For example, if I saw a great big hairy monster in my path, I WOULD get out of its way.
There would be NO hesitation.
I would NOT have to think about it.
It would be done.
And I would exert as much energy and agility as necessary to make it happen.

So, today as we face our monsters . . . let us set our intentions not simply to TRY, but let's really DO it!


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2BDYNAMIC 8/17/2014 12:24PM

    Good point for sure! .......... I notice the same wispy tone when one says, "I'll try" ................ When the strong winds blow ............... the whimsy commitment (not) blows right with it ...................... (Good pics!) emoticon

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ICANINSIGHT 8/16/2014 3:11PM

    emoticon Like Yoda said... "do or do not. There is no try."

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BONNIEMARGAY 8/16/2014 1:10PM

    Get it done!

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KELLIEBEAN 8/16/2014 7:25AM

    Good point. A couple days ago at work, something wasn't working and I said "I'm going to try to get that going this time". A co-worker said "No, you will not try." I said "You're right, I will get this done today." and it worked!

I told my son yesterday that I would try to get a run in today. That has been my attitude for many years, expect the worst, hope for the best. That way I'm not disappointed. Not the way to go.

I will get a run in today!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/15/2014 8:50PM

    Well said for sure!!

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WALLAHALLA 8/15/2014 8:44PM

    most excellent

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MARITIMER3 8/15/2014 5:45PM

    Right. I will do it!

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GODS_TEMPLE 8/15/2014 1:45PM

    Just like it irritates me when I hear (or read) that someone will try to do something 50%, 60%, 70%...of the time. They are setting themselves up for failure right off the bat. I tell them to PLAN to do it 100% of the time! emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 8/15/2014 1:30PM

    Very profound -- and accurate! emoticon emoticon

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 8/15/2014 1:28PM

    How does Yoda word it - "Do or do not, there is no try." Yep, I think he knows how we feel about try. emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/15/2014 12:31PM

    Don't you love it when a blog hits you upside the head like that? Great blog! When are we going to get together again? Next month?

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KAREN-IS-HERE 8/15/2014 12:00PM

    do now- talk later emoticon

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JENNEINAZ 8/15/2014 11:51AM

  I like it! I would do many things if I knew I couldn't fail. Now I just need to get out and do them.

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LJCANNON 8/15/2014 11:45AM

    emoticon I need to remember this! You are exactly RIGHT -- Saying "I will try" really IS Code for "I won't do it"

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BIGPAWSUP 8/15/2014 11:36AM

    I like it! No try! Just do!!

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