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  • Brian Blume

Why not?

Why is it that we can come up with a thousand reasons not to do something that we actually desire to do?

It probably won't go very well.

I don't have enough time.

I'm not any good at that anyway.

It seems too hard.

There's no need for my perspective on that.

I don't want to fail in front of everybody.

I don't know how.

It's too expensive. I'm too tired.

I don't want to go alone.

I am afraid of heights.

It's too scary.

I might get hurt.

They don't need me.

I don't bring anything worthwhile to the table.

It's much easier to not do anything at all.

I'm too old.

I'm too young.

I missed my opportunity.

It might not live up to my expectations.

I might not live up to their expectations.

Surely I've mentioned at least ONE thing here that you've thought before when presented with the thought of pursuing something you know you want to do, but don't actually do. When confronted with the decision of acting or not, these types of thoughts rush through our minds. Reasons not to do something.

But what about the reason to do it?

Will it strengthen a relationship?

Will it brighten someone's day?

Will it make you healthier? Stronger? Smarter?

Does it bring you joy?

Does it give someone hope?

Is it the right thing to do?

Will it change someone's life, even in some small way?

I can so easily lose sight of why it is I desired to do something in the first place as my mind gets flooded with lies and reasons not to act. But when I focus on the goal, the reason I've chosen a certain path or task, I more often find the motivation to just DO IT.

Take that, lies. I choose to act on the reason to do something.

After all, why not?

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