The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. “ Nolan Bushnell
Ain’t it the truth? Unless, of course, you’re a writer. Then, you actually need to stay on your butt to get something done. Always two sides. I remember a story of a writer friend who jogged up to Stephen King at a marathon and said, “Mr. King, what’s the secret to writing success?” and he said, completely out of breath, “Butt glue.”
Ha! Butt glue.
But either way, metaphorically you’ve got to get moving. You’ve got to set deadlines and goals, or involve yourself with projects that do this for you or nothing gets done. Sometimes, people are highly successful at doing this in some areas of life, but lose it all in the translation to another area. I have frequently seen highly successful doctors who talk to people all day long about health, but are overweight and struggle with getting their own health issues under control.
We’re all human. So where to start. Baby steps. Pick something you can do, put some energy behind it, and reward yourself when you’re done. Rinse, lather, repeat. Just like this post. (I swear I’ve written it before.)
What is your baby step going to be? Come on. Share.