I saw the hysterical faux TED talk by Shia Labeouf and cracked up. It is a minute long rant where he passionately and aggressively compels you, the viewer, to JUST DO IT. If you haven’t watched it, go DO IT now. It’s a fun minute of your life.
Look, I don’t know what motivated him to create this piece of brilliance, but I’m glad he did. While funny at first, the message to me came through a little delayed. It’s not to just do it, at least not exclusively. It’s to make your dreams come true. Don’t rely on your family, your friends or your employer to make them come true. It’s not on their shoulders to take on that responsibility. One of the best lines is, ” You’re should get to the point where anyone else would quit but you’re not going to stop there.” That’s what most of us do. We know what we want, but we stop short and let our own thoughts, hang-ups and insecurities get in our way. What if you didn’t do that anymore? What if I didn’t?
Today it’s all on YOU to do it. To “Just Do It”.
Even crazy sometimes makes perfect sense.