Do it anyway

For a short while I had stopped writing.

My enthusiasm waxes and wanes. This time, it was at an all-time low. I had reached a perpetual writer’s block.

Everything I wrote sounded like it came from a drunken slobbering monkey.

Post 7 4-15-2013I could keep writing gibberish and working on it, which would be more painful, or take a break give up, which would require much less effort.

And, for a while, I did the easy thing: I just gave up. I rested and waited for my writing mojo to come back.

But it didn’t come back. Instead, it just kept me waiting… and waiting… and waiting.

After a while, I realized something important.

As you’re reading this, a second is passing.

It’s passed. Boom.

Gone forever.

You will never get it back.

By now it’s been 3 seconds.

Tick Tock.

What are you doing now?

You’re the only one who cares.

Time doesn’t care. It just keeps ticking.

Want to get something done? Get it done.

Afraid to do it? Too bad, the time keeps ticking.

Tick tock. How long are you going to let fear hold you back?

Time doesn’t give a rat’s ass about your fears, your insecurities, your plans, joyful moments, or successes. It just keeps ticking away.

Go ahead. Blame it. Cry about it. Kick and scream. Throw things at it.

It doesn’t care. Nothing can hurt it. It just keeps going.

Tick Tock.

Wake up! You will never get this time again. Where were you a year ago? Where did your a-year-ago self want to be now? Are you there? Where do you want to be one year from now? How are you going to get there?

Put your butt into gear. Time doesn’t wait for your fears. It doesn’t wait for your boss to give you a raise. It doesn’t wait for your spouse to change.

Want change? Do it yourself. Get a new job, or even better, start your own gig. Put your talent out there. Change yourself first and let others follow.

Stop worrying about things that you can’t control.

Realize that your worries don’t make time go any slower. It just keeps ticking on.

So you can wallow in worry and anxiety and self-pity, or you can move on and become great.

Because worry and anxiety and self-pity sure as hell won’t make you great. Only action will.

Every second, you have a choice.

Are you going to be proactive or reactive?

Proactivity moves you forward. Reactivity keeps you at a standstill.

You can’t go back now. You can’t change things. Master Time has the keys, and it has locked your past away.

What a minute ago was the present is now the past. You can’t do anything about it.

So just take it, and make the best of it. Because you only get this moment once. It will never come again.

You might get another opportunity, but it will never be in the same circumstances.

It might be better next time, or it might be worse. But are you willing to take that chance?

What if today is the last chance you have to do something you’ve really wanted to do?

Stop wasting time and giving your power over to the moving arms of the clock. It doesn’t know anything but its song. Tick Tock. That’s what it’ll keep doing. Whether you work or watch TV, whether forgive or hold a grudge, whether if you regret things or fear the future, it just keeps ticking away.

It is your responsibility to keep up with it. Want something in your life? Do it, right now.

I decided not to let time have power over me.

I decided that, if my writing mojo never comes back, that’s alright. I will practice myself into a good writer. I don’t need talent or the permission of time, I can barrel right through that writer’s block.

This is what I really wanted to do. Whether I did it or not, the time kept passing anyway. So I said “screw it”, and got ready to pour out some terrible writing.

Guess what happened?

As soon as I stopped giving it so much power over me, it came right back. With a vengeance.

So, when you feel stuck, remember that…

You have the power. You have the choice. You can get stuck, or you can keep going. You can take a strategic break and come back with more ammo, or give up altogether.

One thing is for sure: time doesn’t care. It keeps ticking away, regardless of what you do.

You might only get one chance.

So screw it, and do what you really want to do. Do what makes you happy. Shine your light. Live out loud.

Be fearless.
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  1. Thank you for a wonderful post.
    This rings true for me very powerfully right now as I am being called to follow my desires.

    • Ana, I’m so glad this resonated with you! I wrote this in a moment of clarity and it came from deep within myself. I checked out your website and I love how much you are in tune with your inner wisdom. Best of luck to you! Thank you for stopping by :)

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