Nike is Right

I have thought about this daily prompt a lot this morning, more than I usually do.

To be, to have, to think, to move — which of these verbs is the one you feel most connected to? Or is there another verb that characterizes you better?

I guess the fact that I thought about it should give me the answer, and it probably does. I think a lot. I over think a lot.

In a morning meditation book that I read, you know, one of those books that has 365 days of thoughts and suggestions, it talked about complacency. Complacency is my enemy. When things are going good or if things are feeling right, I tend to stop doing the things that got me to that point and just assume that things are going to continue. I have done it over and over for most of my life. It has got me into a lot of trouble.

Why is that? I get into a good routine and feel good about it and then I just stop. There are a lot of reasons that I could probably come up with, but none of them are good excuses. Part of it is EGO. Taking all the credit for my successes, even when I know that most of it was none of my doing. I stop doing the little things. I hate that I do that.

I know what I want now. I know what I need to be happy and to live a full life. It is all within reach, I can see it, I can feel it. Unfortunately I keep getting in my own way instead of just going for it. He who hesitates is lost, right?

So maybe BE, HAVE, THINK, MOVE are not the right verbs for me.

Maybe Nike had it right all this time. . . . just DO it!

About joatmon14

Man in recovery from everything, looking for a little help, inspiration and direction.... Have spent the last 25 years working in big business, getting lost in all the chaos, not feeling like what I did mattered. By no means am I a professional writer nor do I even think I am that good, but it is something I love to do. Getting lost in a world of words, even for just a little while is why I started my blogs. In reality, at the age of 49 I am trying to find my voice. To find my passion. Maybe starting a little late, but better late than never. I write for me, I enjoy reading other's thoughts very much as well and look forward to the day that I can hold an extended, intelligent, meaningful conversation with YOU View all posts by joatmon14

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