My6inchchallenge's Blog

Tackling difficulties and overcoming the challenges life serves up – by Dona Halliday

What if I took off my high heels, laced on my sneakers and jumped into life?

What if I stepped out of my comfort level and accept the challenge of jumping into life.

Hanging up my high heals, at least for a moment.

After church on Sunday, a friend and I stood around and talked as we usually do. We discussed how we were impacted by the sermon, what changes we were going to implement because of it, and the changes we had talked about making that still had not been made. I mentioned that for several months the words “Just Do Something” had been resonating in my spirit. What if I did something with all the ideas I had discussed, the future plans I talked about, the dreams I had shared. What if…?

I woke up this morning really excited, I decided to refine the thought “Just Do Something” and make my personal slogan “Just Do It”. Well, that would have been fantastic, but as I congratulated myself on the simplicity of such a slogan and the genius behind it,  I remembered that one of the world largest companies in athletic footwear, Nike Inc., had already laid claim to it.

As I laughed at myself, I finally got it. I had heard Nike’s slogan for years but had never really paid much attention to it.  “Just Do It”. Now, it had my attention. For me it means, stop teetering around the “almost”,  the “I’m planning to “, or “I’m going to someday” and “Just Do Something”

What if I took off my high heels, laced on my sneakers and just jumped into life? This is not a call to forgo planning, time needed to develop an idea and give proper preparation to achieve the best results possible.  It is a call to take that leap of faith after we have prepared, to refuse to be paralyzed by fear and act with courage, a willingness to risk  – “Just Do Something”

Maybe you have started something and it seems to be faltering and you’re on the verge of giving up. If this is something you are passionate about, and always wanted to do, why not take another look and see if this can be revamped, repurposed, recycled, and renew your efforts to go at it again.

Anything worth while requires time, preparation and patience. Don’t give up on your dreams!



  Legacy wrote @

Jumping into life: what a profound sentiment to explore and “just do something” . Your thoughts are clear, encouraging and even inspirational for a procrastinator – me. Now, what should I do first?

  my6inchchallenge wrote @

Take some time to access what’s causing you pause and to put off the things you want to accomplish. After verifying you have done the necessary preparation on your end, put your plan to paper, include systematic checking schedules to ensure you will stay on target, then take on the challenge.
Remember, growth takes time. Be patient as you watch your dream grow.


  Mitz wrote @

The thought of jumping into life seems a bit messy to me, I might be splashed with stuff I don’t want to be splashed with 🙂
… or it just might be fear talking.

  my6inchchallenge wrote @

Mitz, sometimes if we are too afraid of getting messy we miss out on living. There are definitely certain messes to stay away from but life in general can be messy. Don’t miss the opportunity to grow and change for the better the things around you.

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