empower

Just do something!

My life has been characterised by potential. Mostly unrealised potential. This has caused me significant frustration, equating this to a lack of value in myself, thinking that I have let other’s down. Thankfully I am now aware of this and have been working upon this not-so-desirable aspect of myself. The key I hold onto are three words my wife once said to me “…just do something!”.

The context was me expressing how I thought I had let down my wife and my family. It was a major league pity party. After my emotional release, I was surprised by my wife’s response “I really don’t care what you do, just do something!!”.

WOW!

This was not the 5 step plan that would have removed all responsibility from my shoulders. This was not the “my poor darling” join in the pity-party approach. This was tough love. This was my wife undeniably backing me whilst challenging me to step up and be the difference I so sorely wanted to be.

I’m not there yet. I sometimes feel old and that I’ve missed something somewhere. But I also know that this potential within me will continue to be realised and progressively ‘topped up’. My desire to empower, enable and equip others has taken many forms over the years and I know I have been gifted an ability to help others realise their vision. I can practically create a sense of order around a dream that otherwise seemed chaotic.

Stepping into potential begins with just that, a step. Even if we’re not confident we’re stepping in the right direction, at least we’re moving! Let’s start by just doing SOMETHING!

LET HOPE RISE

3 thoughts on “Just do something!”

  1. This is great Mark! As Martin Luther King Jr. once said (at least I think he said it – he’s getting the credit for it anyway)… If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do – don’t stop, just keep moving!

    Now we can add Sharon Mahoney amongst the greats! “Just do something!”

  2. Mark,
    Yes, life is characterised by potential but if we had taken a different path we would not be in the same place as we are now surrounded by the same loving family and friends………….
    Matt D

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