Just Do It!
Three little words in a Nike campaign that mean SO much! Just Do It is the “marching order” to
Go – Start – Begin – Jump In – Forget fear – Get on with it – cross the bridge – make a decision
All those things. But, for me, those things are not enough to get me going.
I love a challenge. I love to PROVE people wrong. I want to prove people wrong, but in a good way. I love to problem solve, research the HOW something can be done.
Not necessarily how it NEEDS to be done.
I am not exactly a “read the directions before you begin assembly of this product” type of person.
I want to assemble it and then read the directions IF I get stuck. Sure, it would have been easier and probably taken less time to assemble if I read the directions first, but that’s no fun!
And, I love the challenge.
So, you can imagine that when I receive an email to accept a challenge, I eagerly accepted. I didn’t really need to know all the details and the who, what, when, why and how.
All I read was the word “challenge” and I signed up to be accepted for it!
And I was accepted – along with almost 2,000 other people. Which is a lot but not really given that the challenge was sent out to almost half a million people.
Today, I took a survey to identify my challenge. My assignment? Take a risk.
But I have to take a risk and commit to it for 24 days.
It would have been easier to be TOLD what the challenge was and then I would find a way to win it. I’m competitive like that. But no, I had to create my own challenge.
But first, I had to pick a team – My passion or my location.
Which would YOU choose?
Then, I had to write down my risk. What am I willing to commit to for 24 days?
It could be anything I wanted.
And I HAD NO IDEA.
But I read comments of people who are also chose to apply for and got accepted to this challenge and got some ideas which led to my own personal brainstorm of ideas.
But I couldn’t just pick one.
So, I chose three.
They were the three things that came to mind when I filled out the survey.
The direction was to pick ONE thing to focus on for 24 days. ONE risk. I have three.
So, I am either going to win the overachiever award OR be frustrated that I can’t do all three and will eventually narrow it down to one. Time will tell.
You already know I don’t take a lot of time to read the directions. I just want to GO and accept the challenge.
Luckily for me, I have a team of complete strangers to help me along. Because, while our risks will all be different, we all have the same challenge:
Just Do It!