Just do it!


I just finished a 15 mile bike ride in winds gusting to over 30 miles an hour. The ride took me an hour and fifteen minutes and included two incredibly steep hills. One of them was so steep that I had to traverse in order to keep from stopping. It was excruciating. Do you know what the hardest part of the ride was?

Getting out of bed!

The hardest part of almost any task or challenge we face is getting started. Just doing it! I am an expert at sitting on my rear analyzing how difficult a task is going to be. Agonizing over how long it will take and whether I will be able to do it to perfection. A friend of ours, who happens to run one of the most successful fortune five hundred companies in the world, put it well. Any thing worth doing is worth doing poorly the first time. JUST DO IT. You can always improve on it once you have started.

My friend Eric Alexander, helped guide the first blind man to the peak of Mt Everest. He had to do more than just dream about reaching the summit or worry because a blind man had never been on the summit before. It would have never happened if he had never taken that first step, crossed that first stream, established that first base camp.

What you got to do today?
What you got to do?
Run or have fun?
Forgive and let Live?
Study and Learn?
What you got to do today?
What you got to do?


No humans were hurt in the faking of the above photo.


  1. Hey Ken!
    I’ve been thinking a lot this month about “Just Do It” but not using those words. As we approach a New Year, I’ve been looking at things in my life and asking myself what’s really important. Where should my focus be this year. You said you can sit and ponder. I guess my problem is I can sit and list, and then never address anything on the list. I’ve been looking over that list to determine what I will “do” and then “Just Do It.”
    Thanks for the great reminder about focus!
    Dr. Rus

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