It’s late. I’m at the end of what has turned out to be a 14 hour day (a full day in the studio + teaching my web design 2 class at the college). I’m tired. Really, really tired.
This is actually the second time I’m writing this post. I had a beautiful bit of poetry (that could definitely be the exhaustion talking) written down about the difference between awareness and action and how Seth Godin’s blog post on the subject inspired me to get out of bed (where I was a mere 20 minutes ago when I realized I had not written anything today) and write a bit.
Damn that WordPress “save draft” button. I hit it and it dumped my entire piece right down the toilet. I was immediately AWARE of the fact that WordPress had just taken ACTION against me, which meant I would be doing an amended blog post (which you are now reading. Thank you) that would be no where near as eloquent (again, might be tainted) as the one I’d just scribbled out.
The essence of my previous post was that we can’t just be aware of the things we want to do in our lives, we need to take action. When we move from awareness to action we have an opportunity to build momentum which leads to change. Take action enough times and you find yourself in line with where you want to be.
I read somewhere once that ideas by themselves don’t mean dick. They’re valueless. It’s not until you take action on those ideas and make them real that they have any opportunity to build value.