20 Principles Of “DO” They will make you get things done and learn along the way.
“If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything.” - Win Borden
Perhaps the most important thing you can do to improve your life is simply to do things. To take action and learn along the way. Here are the 20 principles of “Do” that make you get things done.
1. Do. If you want to get things done you have to do things. If you want big results you often have to take massive action. There is no way to get around taking action if you want real life results. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” - Leonadoda Vinci
2. Don’t try. Do. By making clear choices to do or not do something – and putting power behind those choices – you are more likely to actually get things done and succeed. “Do or do not… there is no try.” - Yoda
3. Focus on what you are doing right now. You can’t see the whole path anyway and it will shift and reveal itself along the way. That’s why the best of plans tend to fall apart at least a bit as you start to put it into action. You discover that your map of reality doesn’t look like reality. “It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.”
4. Do it first thing in the morning. How you start your day tends to have a big influence on that day. It sets the context in your mind. I believe that one key to better consistency and improvement in your life is what you do early in the day. By taking the first step you change your mental state from resistant to “hey, I’m doing this, cool”.
5. Do it one more time. Doing it just one more time, doing it that extra time even though you may start to feel that this won’t work, can bring the results you want in many cases. Please remember that at this point success is often not that far away. “If you get up one more time than you fall you will make it through.”
6. Do the unusual thing. Getting stuck in the same old routine until it becomes a rut can suck the life out of you. Doing the unusual thing in small and big situations, no matter how it goes, is a great way to feel alive again. “Life becomes precious and more special to us when we look for the little everyday miracles and get excited about the privileges of simply being human” - Tim Hansel
7. Do less. By setting limits. By being a bit ruthless and cutting down on the least important stuff. Something has to go. If spend it on the less important things then all of that will be gone each day before you get to the big stuff. You can never fit all that you want into your day or week. Do less, achieve more.
8. Do one thing at a time. Multitasking splits your focus and leaves you with mediocre results and less enjoyment while sucking the energy out of you. When you do a thing do just that. Be there. Don’t try to do something else physically or in your mind. I have found that doing this always helps me to find inner calmness again. Do one thing at a time, do it well, and move on to the next item on your list. That's the best way to regain a sense of control over time.
9. Do your best. When you do what you think is the right thing – like doing your best – then your self esteem goes up. So do awesome work and you feel awesome about yourself. So you go after it and you won’t self-sabotage as much when opportunities pop up. “Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
10. Do more important things. It’s also a good way to look at yourself more clearly. Because you can tell yourself and others all kinds of things all day. But what you are actually getting done shows a lot about who you are right now and how you future will look. “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”
11. Do the right thing. When you do the right thing you like yourself more and so the self sabotage decreases. What you accept or don’t accept from yourself is what you tend to accept or not accept from other people. “Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, self-esteem and personal satisfaction.”
12. Do what you want to do. Awesome quote. And I really don’t have much to add to that one. Well, maybe to write it down and keep it as a daily reminder – on your fridge or bathroom door – of what you can actually do with your life. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
13. Do what you enjoy. When you do what you enjoy there is a natural peace that arises within. One of my favorite tips for finding things you enjoy or love doing is simply to explore life. To be curious and try things out and see what you think of them. “Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you’ll have more success than you could possibly have imagined.” - Roger Caras
14. Do nothing once in a while. If you don’t unload your mind and just relax and do nothing sometimes then life tend to get more burdensome and difficult than it needs to be. “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”
15. Do what you think and feel is right. By letting go of the things that don’t really matter that much and instead focusing on what YOU think about things and doing what YOU think is the right thing you can save a whole bunch of time and improve your results and your self esteem. “I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.” - Marcus Aurelius
16. Just do it. You should now have reduced much of the resistance within and feel more motivated to start taking action and getting your thing done. When I am at this point I usually just stop thinking and get my butt out of the chair. I get moving and I just do it. “It's best not to think about it, just do it.”
17. Realize that you don’t have to do everything you do. The point is to take control of your life and feel like you choose. Instead of having your world choosing and controlling your life. This makes it easier to find out what isn’t really that important and eliminate or reduce to free up time for more interesting things. "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." — Mark Twain
18. Do step by step according to the process. While doing something, you focus on the process rather than the results. Focus on the process and you will be a lot more relaxed and prone to continue than if you stare yourself blind on the potential results that never come as quickly as you want to and puts you on an emotional rollercoaster from day to day. “What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
19. Do the useful thing. You have to keep your focus and your thoughts in right place and on the positive and useful things in your life as consistently as you can. If you focus on the negative and irrelevant stuff it is quite likely that you never get all those most important things done. “The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.”
20. Do good thing for your life. Because how you view, judge and think about people is usually how you view, judge and think about yourself. This may sound a bit weird. But try it out for a week or two and see how it affects your view of yourself and your life. “The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.”
“The more you like yourself, the better you perform in everything that you do.” Thank You Very Much SompongYusoontorn