The power of doing something

Sometimes, life just doesn’t seem to work for us. Nothing makes any sense and the future is scary, because the future is often uncertain, and when things are uncertain we don’t like it. We don’t like uncertainty or the possibility of change. We like to know what is going to happen tomorrow, and the next day, and every other day after that. But that’s not how life works.

Life is a process. A hard, sometimes ugly process. There doesn’t seem to be a point to all of it (in the moment). And when we don’t know what to do next, we freeze up, and we usually end up doing nothing at all. Which is always, always, always far worse than taking responsibility and doing something, anything that can move us forward, even if there is a high possibility of failing, because if we fail then we can move on to the next thing and try to succeed with that.

Failure isnt fatal; not moving forward is. If you don’t know what to do next, just do something, anything that creates some momentum.

If we never try, we’ll never move forward. We can’t make progress if we don’t do something. Anything. Any action is worse than inaction. Even if it fails, it is always better than not doing anything at all.

Because that’s how we learn. That’s how we move forward in life. When we know what not to do we can go on to something else that might work. Or it might not. But we won’t know until we try. That is what is critical, taking action. When it doesn’t make any sense, we must put our head down and do something.

Action creates results, even if the results don’t pan out like we want them to. Any action will make change. It will shift something in the universe, and hey, even if it doesn’t work out or fails miserably, there is always tomorrow. Failure isn’t fatal, but merely a stepping stone to success. And we can then say to our self, “I did something.” And that is far better than doing nothing.