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Pep Talk - Just Do It!
by Doc Cunningham, December 5, 2005
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Douette 'Doc' Cunningham, author of "Becoming Layoff Proof"There are some things in life that are easier said than done. For example, getting an education, resisting peer pressure, and staying away from substance abuse. I've heard relationship experts assert that getting over the hurt of a lost love is not always easy. Long before Dr. Phil arrived on the scene, it might have been one of these experts who coined the phrase "breaking up is hard to do." These things are often easier said than done because they involve taking some kind of action that goes deeper than mere words.

I'd bet that there are other activities in life that are easier said than done. Getting rich is generally easier said than done. Maintaining your dietary or exercise regimen is too. Staying true to these and other life goals is easier said than done because they tend not to attract people's full attention. Moreover, they require an investment of time, energy or even sacrifice.

On those days when you'd want to procrastinate because an activity is easier said than done, this is when you need to just do it for the:

  1. Thrill of it: Find a way to get lost in the day or lost in an activity that might not sell fun, but might spell f.u.n. This is where you are free, to unwind or nurture. 
  2. Shrill of it: On game day a football stadium has a certain sound to it. A health & fitness center has the sound of crashing weights. Every environment has its own inspiring sound. Let the sounds of your surroundings be the motivation for getting things done. 
  3. Drill of it: While you're going through the motion wouldn't it be nice if you realized some benefit of motion? This benefit can be found in a paycheck or a payback. It can be found in accolades earned or life experiences learned.

There comes a time in life when there's nothing more to be said. There comes a time when all that's said needs to be done. An investment in time, energy or sacrifice will go a long way in your being able to stay true to your life goals. Dr. Phil will tell you that even though breaking up can be hard to do, there comes a time when staying true to yourself means that you should just do it.

"Becoming Layoff Proof" by Doc Cunningham
Submitted by Douette 'Doc' Cunningham, author of Becoming Layoff Proof. More information is available at Doc's book is also available online through Barnes & Noble.


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