My World View – Talking About What I’ve Done, Not What I Plan To Do
I’m going to go ahead and say this.
Stop. Stop it already!
Ok, to be fair, let me explain. It seems quite natural that after reviewing the year just past we tend to look to the future to say that we’re going to do this or have this goal or that. Stop that! It does you absolutely no good. None. Not even a teensy weensy little bit. The end of the year is not the time to set goals for yourself. NOW is the time to set goals for yourself and review your progress on previous goals. What exactly do I mean by now? I mean right now, right here, each and every day. EVERY day, not once a year. I’d seriously like to not hear everyone’s new year’s resolutions because they mean NOTHING.
So do me a favor, you a favor, and the world a favor. Don’t talk about it. Grab a sound bite from Nike and just do it
When you’ve done it, come blog about it, be happy, and tell everyone that you managed to meet a goal you set for yourself.
That’s my plan. It’s been my plan for a long time. I’m not even going to say that I am good at it, but progress is dependent on me and not my telling other people that I’m going to do this or that. Today I managed to meet one of those goals that I’ve been sucking at getting done for a while now. Today I’ve donated to American Atheists.
Whoa there. Before you condemn, I donate to many causes but I had been meaning to get around to donating to American Atheists directly and hadn’t done it. There is a wonderful podcast called the Magic Sandwich Show
Watch all three parts. There is a link in the info bar which takes you to where you can donate too.
It was cool seeing all these atheists in one conversation. I like it. You might too.
If I’m not mistaken, there are a number of self-help guru’s who will give you the same advice: Do, not talk. No matter what you do, your talking before hand will never match it. Do, then talk.