Just Do It
Today I would like you to imagine that you are going to build a patio and you have all the bricks you need, and maybe even a few spare ones. You told your friends about your project and they are delighted and excited to stop by to see what is going on, and you all love to think about the great parties you will have on this patio once it is built. They love the bricks you have chosen and many of them ask if they could have just one as a sample to take and use for a project of their own.
You are a generous person, and you love to share. In the beginning it didn’t seem to matter if you lost a brick here and a brick there. All of a sudden, though, you realize that you have a much smaller pile of bricks to work with. You will have to build a smaller patio. You never thought about ‘hiding’ your project from your friends, and you never considered being ‘selfish’ by not sharing when asked.
Now look at the pile of bricks like a pile of energy. You may have plenty for a project. You may be excited and filled with enthusiasm, and then you share your idea with someone – and then someone else – and then someone else. Finally you sit down to commence your project and you aren’t as excited as you were once. It doesn’t carry as much energy as it did originally.
I have two very creative sons, who taught me this lesson long ago. If something is really important to you – if it is a personal creative endeavor, keep it to yourself. Maybe share it with someone who can give you insight and guidance, but not someone who will just be interested, or may unwittingly even add energy of their own by having opinions about it.
Today’s message is pretty simple. Don’t think Just do it. If something is important and worthwhile and a personal creative undertaking, just do it. Talk about it later. That’s not being secretive. That’s not being selfish. It is energetically wise. Share it when it has grown, and it has stability, and it can stand on its own.
This is the week to celebrate all the things we can be thankful for. I’m thankful for all of you. I’m thankful for all the ideas that come to me that I can share with you. Have a blessed day.