"You Can Either Do Something or Do Nothing"
I went to see Wonder Woman and I left the theater inspired, enlightened, and hyper aware of everything around me. And, I was the ultimate geek and actually took notes. There were so many gems that I decided to dedicate this week's content to Diana Prince. I know what you're thinking, "she's going to spoil if for all of us." Nope! I'm not, I am only going to share the message, not the movie details because I am that awesome.
The overall message for today is just as the title states: You can either do something or do nothing. This is one of the first notes I made. It resonated with me because often times we talk about things, whether they are goals or frustrations and we immediately create obstacles. When the thick of it it's as simple as acting or not.
Have you ever had that friend (or been that friend) who was always talking about what needed to be done but never did anything? I think I may have been there before, where I know what I want to do, I know what I am capable of doing but I allow a million excuses to stand in my way. This movie is a reminder that action is the only thing that will get to where you want to be, and that action will get you there a lot faster than sitting idly ever will. I don't care how much conviction is in your voice when you speak or how good your intentions are, it boils down to what you do. Where you are right now is a result of your actions, or lack thereof. When I heard this statement, it became clearer to me who impedes our growth. It's us. We stand in our own way.
If I've learned nothing else over these last few years, it's that our goals are the second floor and the stair ahead of us are the steps we have to take. It's all uphill. Anything worth having is going to look hard at the beginning; it will even feel hard. But once you take that first step, it gets easier to take steps. It becomes easier to bet on yourself; it becomes easier to take the chance, to expend the effort because you begin to realize that those steps get you closer.
Getting ahead in life literally requires a shift in mindset for a lot of us. We have to believe that what we want is possible. We have to believe that we are capable and we have to do the work. Don't get stuck on what you don't have or what you don't know. Take the first step and learn as you go. The glass has water in it, do you view it as half full or half empty? That's what it amounts to when you're looking in the mirror. Will you focus on what you have or what you don't?
As soon as I left the theater, I texted a few of my friends to see if they had plans of seeing the movie. It was that good. The messages I share this week are based on my perspective; I would love for you to share your own.
Are you doing something or doing nothing?