Stop. Take Action.

That's the model for change. Stop. Take action.

Stop

Right now, I'm resisting the urge to research whether the concept of "Stop. Take Action" already exists. It's hard for me not to and it just occurred to me why. I want to be the one who holds the Golden Ticket. My ego wants to survive so much that it has to have the single answer that will somehow unlock the mysteries of the world. Talk about eye-opening. Talk about humiliating. 

My stop—I will stop researching a concept beyond what's necessary. Sometimes—as in this case—research just doesn't matter.

A concept is a thought and it can't be owned by anyone. It's something that is shared amongst us.

Take Action

Seriously, I'm pretty fed up with the status quo. I recognize I've made the world around us wrong. And I'm okay with that. I think we can do better. I expect us to be better.

Part of me wants to apologize for potentially sounding negative or angry. But, I'm not.

I love that we have the opportunity to choose our happiness. I want everyone to be happy. I want to focus on what matters and let go of what doesn't. How about you?

This is my version of taking action—of using the Web, the power of social media and technology—to bring the world closer together.

Let's do something!

The Truth

I did it! I made it through the simple—albeit challenging—practice of just three words: Stop. Take action.

  • I resisted the urge to jump to another screen and research anything (besides the name of The Avett Brothers album—The Carpenter—I've been listening to).
  • I resisted checking texts or email.
  • I fended off saving this post as a draft and publishing it at a later time (or not at all, like so many times I've done before).
  • I filled up my coffee cup.
  • It's challenging. 
  • It's liberating. 

An Invitation

Share what change you want to see—in you, in others, in the world.

Pick something that's so engrained in your everyday life you barely recognize you do it—that thing you do that gobbles up your time or experience. Stop doing it.

Now, choose something you can start doing (or do more of) since you have the time and/or energy.

What's your truth?

Be honest.