Doing or Being?



Don't just do things without figuring out if they are getting you where you want to be or not.

Don’t just do things without figuring out if they are getting you where you want to be or not.  If they are, go for it.  

“Do more today, and see what your limits really are. Stetch your vision of what you can do — play with the outcome.” SARK, author, advocate of “Living Juicy” Sometimes we do too much. Sometimes we don’t do enough. And as Sark puts it, sometimes we’re “more human doings than human beings.” Today, get a cup of coffee or tea or some orange juice and just think for a few minutes about what you really want to do today. There are probably things that have to be done, whether you are at work or at home. There may be some time you can just do what you want. But try to be fully conscious of the things you do today. Are they taking you where you want to go? Even the small things can have a glory about them. Even seemingly mundane things can take on a new significance. You can plan how you want the future to look while you are straightening up. You can practice visionary thinking while you are folding laundry. You can stretch your vision while you are stretching your physical actions. You can expand your faith in the future as you are seeing to the things of the present. When your faith and your actions work together, there is no limit to what you can accomplish. Have faith that your future will be both full and joyful. See yourself where you want to be then take actions today to move in that direction. The outcome can be beyond your wildest, most playful dreams.

“You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.” James 2:22 (NIV)

About the Author:

Suzy developed Midlife Divorce Recovery as a safe refuge for people healing and surviving the overwhelm of divorce. Starting her first RADiCAL support group in 2003 she's been helping women navigate the journey of divorce ever since.