It’s About Doing

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Whenever you feel uncreative…or stuck…the thing you want to do most is stop. It’s not coming so, hey, I’ll pick up the remote…or this pantry really does need organizing…or HOW LONG HAVE THESE DORITOS BEEN HIDING HERE?! Next thing you know, hours/days/weeks later you’re no where closer to where you wanted to be.

When you feel uninspired, you need to DO, not think about doing.

It’s about picking up you camera and shooting. Getting on the bike and riding. Starting the non-profit. Studying for the CPA certification.
It’s about doing.

This is a slightly different Random Friday post, but after seeing this tour de creative force, I couldn’t help but smile.

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  1. christelle

    April 12th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    just what i was looking for πŸ˜‰

  2. Amy

    April 12th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    This is one of the most important lessons I’ve learned, and I actually learned it from you back when you mentioned The War of Art! (So thank you.) It’s also summed up by Picasso- "When inspiration finds me, she will find me at work". πŸ™‚

  3. Ashlyn

    April 12th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Haha, so funny! And YES. Just do it. Don’t think about it, anaylze it… just do it.

  4. Nathan Leduc

    April 12th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Just what I needed =)

  5. Laura

    April 12th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    His answers are funny, but I can’t figure out where on earth you’d take a test like that lol!

  6. AmΓ©lie Cousineau

    April 12th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    So true! Rien de mieux que de s’occuper l’esprit pour retrouver sa crΓ©ativitΓ©.

  7. Somer Anne

    April 12th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Glad to know I am not alone. I’ve been stuck in a rut, but finally pulled it together and "doing" has led to more things getting done. Funny how that works. <3

  8. Ashley Rogers

    April 12th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I have a LIST that I need to do, but I keep putting it on my "think about doing"!
    Thanks for making me smile! πŸ™‚

  9. Jamie

    April 12th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    This is TOO funny! I love it! But seriously, what class has tests like this anyway?!

    ….. I completely agree πŸ™‚

  10. Dianne

    April 12th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Great post and reminder! I need to get out today and shoot something. Anything. Really. Tomorrow I’m shooting a sock monkey. πŸ˜‰

  11. Tony Belmont

    April 12th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Great advice on DOing. Pretty funny test paper! When I was in the Air Force typing up physical exam reports, it asked for mother’s and father’s "state of health." Someone had filled in "Kansas." And for "Sex" he put "yes."

  12. Nicole

    April 12th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    This is genius! And another great post. Paralysis by analysis is a real thing and sometimes you have to just do. Thanks, Jasmine!

  13. Lyn Ismael

    April 12th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Thanks, Jasmine. I needed to be reminded of that today πŸ™‚

  14. Avery Plonski

    April 12th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Cute πŸ™‚

  15. appleMOON

    April 12th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    50/50 for content.
    30/30 for organization.
    20/20 for mechanics.
    100%, A+. Keep up the great writing, Jasmine!

  16. CARMEN RUIZ

    April 12th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I’m not sure what is more shocking, the questions or the answers πŸ˜€
    Your post came just in the right time, by the way πŸ˜‰

  17. Lilia

    April 12th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Hilarious!! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  18. Bridget

    April 12th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    LOVE it! If only we could answer math problems this way…

  19. Lupe Ruiz

    April 12th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I soooo needed this right now!

  20. Malinda

    April 12th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    J- This is so so helpful! Lots of times I feel, well, STUCK! It’s so true that if I just start to do even if I don’t have a direction it gets me somewhere and many times it’s where I NEED to be:)

  21. Tracy

    April 12th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Thank you for this lovely little post and reminder. I always say "fake it until you make it" which is essentially the same thing… doing.
    Have a nice weekend.

  22. Whitney Lane

    April 12th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    This made me laugh so much!

  23. Amy

    April 12th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Thanks for the push — I’m off to go DO something and clean my closet that I’ve been thinking about for weeks now…. :-p

  24. Katie Jackson

    April 13th, 2013 at 12:56 am

    So true Jasmine! If you aren’t doing, how can you get any closer to your goals/dreams/etc. ? Thank you for two inspirational posts in a row!

  25. Mo

    April 13th, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Inspirational, as always Jasmine! This ethos is particularly relevent to me at the moment. Keep doing what you’re doing.

  26. Kandid Weddings Photography

    April 13th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    This made me smile πŸ™‚ love the creativity! Thanks for posting.

  27. Melissa Andrea

    April 13th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Omg. That had me laughing out loud.

  28. Martin

    April 13th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Haha, thank you for kicking my buttox. That was exactly what i needed. Just do it! smile

    Greetings Martin

  29. Jennifer Medeiros

    April 13th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    THANK YOU!!! Exactly what I needed to hear!!
    xoxo

  30. Monica Justesen Photography

    April 14th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Bless you for this post, Jasmine! I woke up today determined to just get out and shoot, after being a creative rut for quite a while now. This was the boost I needed!

  31. Kelsey|Las Vegas Wedding Photographer

    April 14th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    This made me laugh! TFS xoxo

  32. Cherry

    April 14th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I loved reading those test answers!
    Actually I watched a video of Alex Beadon’s when she talked about the lessons to be learned from the Kardashians (I was surprise at at title at first) but then watched through it and had "never settle on your laurels" hit a note in my mind.. and I think that’s something we can admire from you too, the way you’re always coming up with fresh thingsl to teach/shoot/and do πŸ™‚ . ROCK ON J*

  33. Matthew Kunce

    April 16th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    How do you do it? Every time I have some ‘issue’ in regards to self doubt, creativity, a rut or whatever you have a very apropos post that helps me. Between this post and the one before you completely nailed what is going on in my head. Jasmine, do you have telepathy? Thank you for everything you do.

  34. Monika Greenaway

    April 16th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    So true!

  35. Lindsey P

    April 16th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Study for the CPA? I assume you are not referring to the certified public accountant exams?

  36. Chloe Austin

    April 17th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I laughed so hard! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

  37. Chloe Austin

    April 17th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I laughed so hard! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

  38. Amanda Marie Photography

    April 20th, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Ahhhahahahahah. AWESOME!