Just Fucking Do It! Nike Was Right All Along.

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Conversation with a friend.

-I’m so excited for you! Seems like you are about to enter new amazing chapter of your life! Finished old relationship, finishing the job and can pursue your passions full time, planning some traveling you always wanted to do — so exciting! Just have positive mindset and let the old go, don’t hold onto anything. Let the new come!

-Yeah, will do all that once my ex leaves after New Year. She’s coming to Rio for a week or so, after that will start fresh.

-Ex? I thought you guys were done. No?

-Well, it’s nothing, we have no plans together, we decided it was over, she said she didn’t have any feelings, just spending new year and then going different ways. Nothing changed. Besides I think it will be good for both of us.

-Are you really not seeing what’s happening??? Come on. Really?

Think about it a bit.

You could have made a choice to be in a million places with anyone of your buddies doing crazy shit, or your family, parents, kids, and yet you chose to spend this special time with your ex who is according to your words is nothing special to you.

She could have chosen to be with her friends, family, some guy — and yet she chose to spend the new year with you, chose to come from Ireland to Rio to do that.

You really think it’s nothing special and means nothing, just because you had some rough patch and said some bullshit to each other???

Really?

Think!

Words mean nothing most of the time. It’s what you feel and what you do because of those feelings that matters.

Silly you two.

We, people, tend to think too much and talk too much. We tend to give too much meaning and importance to what we say and think, when what really matters is what we feel and do.

I might say as much as I want that I love writing and drawing — but if I don’t remember when was the last time I did any writing or drawing — I am no writer or artist.

I am a writer because I write daily and draw daily, even when nobody sees the results, even if I don’t publish things — I think on paper, I spend at least 2 hours daily writing — my thoughts, my stories, jokes — whatever, I just write and draw every day. It’s a part of me. I can’t live without it.

You might tell me as often as you want that you like eating healthy and exercise, but if you don’t remember when you last had a healthy meal or don’t remember the last time you did a push up — you are no health fanatic or athlete for sure. You might like the idea of it. But it is NOT who you are. Don’t lie to yourself.

I used to think being kind is about my intentions, my attitudes, my thoughts and ideas. I used to think I was kind and would show more of that kindness as soon as the world around me gets a bit better and people get better and more loving, more understanding. I used to get upset when people didn’t treat me “right”, I used to get angry at them and snap at people making excuses that it was NOT my fault. And I would for sure one day become a kind person when all the jerks disappear.

Silly me.

Kindness is a practice. It’s my actions. Daily actions that I do in any situation. No matter what. Kindness is when someone is rude to me and I don’t take it personal, I know they are having a tough time (nobody was born being a jerk), and they deserve some compassion, some words of kindness, a smile. And I do that, because I am indeed kind and wish the best for myself and the people around. I want this world to be a better place, so why not start with myself? Why not make it brighter with my smile today? Why not do random acts of kindness instead of waiting for the world to change and show kindness to me? Why not be what I think I am?

I would have saved so much time of my life, if I didn’t spend lots of it paying attention to anything people say to me, or what I say to myself, or think about myself and my life, if I just paid attention to actual actions. Everything would have been so much easier.

There was a guy I was in love with. He used to say that he likes me so much and wants to spend our lives together, but now he is just too busy, too much into his work and career, he needs some space and time and then we will make it happen for sure.

Guess what? He is still into his career… and married with 2 kids. Not my kids.

You say you are passionate about photography?

When did you last take the time to take pictures? Or look at some good photography?

You say you like dancing?

When did you last dance?

You say you love traveling? When was your last trip? Adventure of any kind? Even if just to a new neighborhood in your city?

Or do you plan to do most traveling when the life is perfect?

Guess what? Life will never give you or me more time or opportunities to do what we think we want to do, would like to do, or what we think we are so passionate about we can’t remember last time we did it.

We make choices.

We vote with our actions.

Vote for what we want to have in our life more of.

It’s simple. Really simple.

Some people tell you they like you but are too busy to see you?

They might like something more than you, since there are 24 hours in a day and they must be doing something with their time, something besides seeing you.

Might be sad. But truth.

Your girlfriend/wife says she enjoys sex with you, but there is never enough time for it, or she is just not in the mood or with a constant headache?

She does find time and place for chocolate, chatting with friends and shopping most probably and she doesn’t seem to have headaches then, does she? She is just not that into you…

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Sometimes it’s useful to think about stuff in our lives, but sometimes looking at what we actually do, our daily habits saves time and energy. Lots of it.

Want to live the life you love?

Start fucking doing what you love! DAILY!

Not one day…not some day…NOW

Stop saying it. Stop thinking about it. Stop planning it.

Just Fucking Do It.

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