Be a Doer

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I recently came across an ad by Google Chrome that shows people searching how to do various activities like "Adopt a puppy", "Get back in shape", "Plan first date", or "Find a distant relative", Towards the end of the 1-minute clip, it says, Be a chef, be a student, be a navigator, be a dog mom, etc. and lastly, "Don't a Browser".

This short video resonated with me because along with all the people with a smartphone or computer and an internet connection, I am spending a significant amount of my time going on either a Scroll-Tap-Save routine on Instagram or going down the Youtube spiral. I am someone who is very driven and wants to accomplish a lot of things and I mean a lot.

I not only have a bucket list, but I have a large, drum full list of things I want to accomplish, the majority of which have timelines. It's motivating but it's also very frustrating. Once in a while, the anxiety creeps in and I go doubting if I am over in my head and it's not really possible for me to accomplish all those things. But then I realize I can't really have the "I don't have enough time" as my excuse because again, I still manage to spend a lot of time on social media and Youtube and the nightly Netflix/Hulu situation.

We are surrounded by so much technology and it's up to us if we're going to use it as a distraction or an innovation. Let's not just be content with seeing the world go by around us. It's very easy to keep ourselves comfortable and entertained, but sometimes we forget the importance of going out of our comfort zones and actually going after our dreams. Many can imagine, but only a few execute. Be someone who takes actions, not makes excuses. Tap into your creative mind and see possibilities.

Another important thing to remember: be a doer, not a critic. Don't be the person who always casts doubts and discard people's attempts at making things happen. As the American philosopher, self-help author, and motivational speaker Wayne Dyer said, "It's easy to be a critic, but being a doer requires effort, risk, and change."

Whatever it is that ignites your drive and passion, do it and do it now. Not tomorrow, not next week, but today. The legendary phrase "I'll do it later." is a trap because everybody and their second cousin know you won't do it later. Don't let "later" turn into "never."

Be a dreamer, not a watcher;

Be a thinker, not a complainer;

Be a risk taker, not a doubter;

Be a doer, not a browser;

Be a doer and do it now.