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The Art of Doing

May 23, 2013 10:37AM

I’m a proponent of just doing it.  That’s how this blog started.  That’s how everything I’ve ever done has begun: just do it!  See what happens.

I mean, if I don’t do it, someone else might, but I have no guarantee of that.  So if I just do it, then I know it will happen.

The more you do, the more you, well, do.  It’s a snowball effect.  You want to write a great song?  Write 30 songs.  Write 100 songs!  The more you do, the greater your chances are of getting what you want.

I recently started taking voice lessons and last week I bought my first pair of drumsticks and a practice pad.  I wanted to do more.  So I did it.  I’m also knee deep in a speed reading book (which has worked wonders for my reading).  It’s fun doing a lot, and I find it much more liberating than doing a little.  We thrive on structure as humans.  At least I do.  The more structure I have the more I get done.

Don’t get me wrong - I love free-for-all days.  But too many of those in a row and I start to get sad.  I get lazy, I feel kind of gross.  And ungrateful.  It’s weird, I know, but that’s me.

Doing more, in my book, sure beats the alternative of doing nothing.