Just Say It?

Mitch Schneider
July 7, 2022


There’s a reason Nike’s admonition is Just Do It! Saying Just Say it! or Just Think It! isn’t anywhere as powerful or dramatic!

Actions really do speak louder than words and doing something is exponentially more powerful than just talking about it. Talking about all the things you are committed to means nothing if not accompanied by action.

If those words are not accompanied by the appropriate actions all you have left is a field littered with broken resolutions. The obvious question is where are these actions supposed to come from? They don’t just fall from the sky or sprout up from the ground.

It’s safe to say that everything starts first in the mind with images painted in our respective imaginations. A thought becomes an image. Images become illustrations and illustrations are formed in the beauty of language and then manifested in the real world.

Hey, Skinny!

If you were a kid growing up in Brooklyn eating a fried egg sandwich and reading comic books, waiting for your father to open the family service station across the street. You remember the ads at the back of every comic offering you the body you could only dream of having.

Dreaming of that body and putting in the work required to sculpt that physique are two entirely different things. Achieving that body required work. Real work. It required action. Commitment. And dedication.

We need to create vibrant and compelling images of what we want to ensure the results we seek. To move our thoughts and words into action, and our actions into a serious framework of results and rewards.

It’s clear, at least to me, that someone must Think It and Say it before anyone can Just Do It! The question each of us must ask is why shouldn’t that someone be me?


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