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.