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Nike catapulted this iconic phrase into the stratosphere over 23 years ago with the help of their ad agency, Wieden & Kennedy. It’s a simple phrase but can be applied to almost anything that we endeavor to do. It reminded me of a post from top photographer, Jasmine Star, on her struggles with the completion of her magazine, EXPOSED (still SUPER excited about getting muse copy in the mail!!!). She waned and doubted a bit in the process and even stopped working on it for awhile but ultimately got back up and finished it. She just DID it.
Thinking about my own life this morning and not wanting to get out of bed, not wanting to make the phone calls, not wanting to cook dinner and wash clothes and clean the house yet again after grown enough people that can do it themselves. The-book, Tell Your Time by Amy Andrews, Helped me to see that these are my roles, either thrust upon me or accepted by choice. Which is so true. Another role that will be quickly added is that of Delegator, mommy needs some help! LOL
Midways through my second cup of coffee this morning, I reminded myself that no matter what happens, my success or failure is a direct result of the effort that I exert. Be it a little or be it a lot of effort. I’ve been pretty lax in the effort department, which is the easy way out. Managing your household or owning hyour own business is just that, YOURS. You (read betw the lines- “I”) get out of it what you (I) put into it and the lack of activity, in essence, can signal that you (I) do not want to succeed…for whatever reason. As the old saying goes, ‘fail to plan and you plan to fail’.
But this all starts with a choice. Choose to get up, choose to plan, choose to write, choose to stand, choose to succeed, choose to dream, choose to live.
Just do it!
Have a fabulous day!
EXTRA, EXTRA, read all about it…
EXPOSED – The Biggest Mistakes, Loneliest Heartbreaks & the Small Victories Along the Way
Jasmine Star has just released her limited edition magazine entitled EXPOSED – a behind the scenes look at the personal triumphs and setbacks that have catapulted her to international fame as a top wedding photographer. This is an anthology of the experiences of Jasmine Star, the person, not the business. As a fan of her work and style, I can’t wait for my copy to arrive in the mail and I promise to share with you all the juicy details! Since she is a ‘friend in my head‘, I know she wrote this JUST for me!! Thanks, girl!
I’ve always admired her tenacity and positive attitude, come what may, and strive to adopt the same philosophy in my own life. In the face of outright criticism and betrayal from people close to her, she has gone on to become a successful photographer. Check out CreativeLive’s interview with her for a sneak peak of the new magazine.
For those interested in purchasing the magazine, click here.