Today is my birthday. It’s been a great year. I’m healthier, happier and more productive in every aspect of my life right now than I have ever been and it’s all because of the one thing I learned this year:
Everything you want to accomplish or want to become starts with, “do”.
In 33 years I never once ran more than two miles without stopping. It had been a half-decade since I managed to make it that far. In the last year, however, I began to run. After a few months I was running three, then five, then eight miles. I accomplished my goal because I laced up my shoes and went out the door. When it was nice outside I ran. When it was crummy outside I ran. When I really wanted to quit I ran farther! Do.
That’s not all…
Years of my life have been spent being critical of others. It’s a terrible thing for a pastor to be critical. About six months ago I made the decision to quit. It would have been easy to give myself permission to “vent” from time to time or entertain negativity in my mind, but I knew that’s not what God wanted of me. So I quit.
And that’s not all…
Just three days ago I turned the corner on one of the biggest goals/dreams I have ever set for myself. I’m days away from accomplishing one of the most significant things of my life and I can’t wait to get there. It all happened because I got past talking, past dreaming past waiting and just did what I set out to do.
* A friend of mine wrote a very similar blog post yesterday. Check it out.
Next week I’ll post about my most recent “Do” accomplishment. If you haven’t already subscribed to get my blog posts via email, now is a great time to do so! Just click the “follow” button at the top of the site page and enter in your email address. Thanks everyone.