Nike had it right when they said “JUST DO IT” because seriously, sometimes you just need to do it.
Alot us love to plan – plan our outfits, plan our day, plan our career, plan our love lives, plan our wedding, plan for potential outcomes, plan for Plan A, plan for Plan B, and plan for Plan C. Yea and then what happens? By the time we have it ALL PLANNED OUT, we’ve lost momentum and nothing has happened because the perfect time to react was yesterday.
When you want to get something done that scares you, you just need to DO IT. DO NOT THINK. FEEL.
Have you ever wanted to get to know someone really bad or get in touch with someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time because you ended on bad terms? Write a faux letter in your diary. Spill your feelings. No censorship. Ramble on because you know no one is reading. Maybe you’ll cry. So embrace your cathartic release.
Now, rip it out. And send it.
OKAY. Or more realistically, so that you don’t scare this person away, type them a quick email telling them exactly how you feel. If you truly want this person to be a part of your life, you need to risk a little ego and write. What’s the worse that could happen? They don’t write you back? Well, who the eff cares, because you weren’t even talking to each other before!
Why the reason for this post…well today I made a good friend just by reaching out. Sometimes you meet someone briefly, feel the energy/the chemistry, and hope for another encounter to get to know each other better. Well hope aint gonna cut it buddies. I know because I waited for a “natural opportunity” that never came! I felt semi-creepster when I sent my email today. I literally had to take a deep breath, look away, and press send. Sometimes I like that there is no “undo” button. (Except for gmail.)
Lucky for me, the universe granted my wish. A letter back and a lunch later, a new friendship has begun. Now tell me, how can that not feel like winning the gold? I am so happy.
People, tell the ones you think about how you feel. It’s a small emotional risk if nothing happens but a big big win if something does.
Like Nike said, just do it.
So, take a deep inhale, close your eyes, and effin press send.