The word “just” is an adverb. The meaning for our word today is “indicating that somebody will begin doing something or something will start happening now.”
I love that concept of “somebody will begin doing …”
That is what this is all about.
Our premise is this: When plan A fails, you still have 25 other options. And the key to executing those other options is to start some kind of action, some activity that will move you along.
By now we all recognize the phrase that the Nike shoe company has made famous – “Just Do It”.
So, if you've failed what next? After analyzing, dissecting, investigating and dismembering all of the reasons for a failed plan, we begin to see reasons, faults and options that open up to us
And after deciding which of those paths to take, it is simply a matter of putting one foot in front of the other and going after our dream in a new way and with a renewed sense of purpose.
As our definition above says – “We begin doing something.” We just begin it.
Is this easy? Not always.
Is it necessary? Yes.
This I know – unless we do something in the way of action or activity, we will stay where we are. But you and I are action people. We are not “do nothing" people.
We are made of better stuff than that. We cannot lie down and let our dreams die. We are still holding onto our dream of dreams and we have already determined within us the next steps to take.
And now comes the “just” part.
We “JUST” begin. We “do”.
Rarely will someone come along and give us a stash of cash. Rarely will someone walk up and hand us a new and revised blueprint for our dreams.
More often than not, it takes good old guts and determination, mixed with a lot of faith in self and faith in the seeds of our dreams. We find it within ourselves to “JUST” go back to the batter’s box one more time, swing the bat and make a play.
As Brene Brown talks about (and I am paraphrasing) in her marvelous book Daring Greatly, we show great courage when we try again. We show extreme courage by getting back up after a failure.
Do you have a dream?
Has your dream hit a snag?
Does your dream need re-tweaking?
Just find a way around or through the roadblock.
P Michael Biggs
One Word at a Time