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Just Go For It Does Not Necessarily Lead to Just Do It

b2ap3_thumbnail_ConductorTwo seemingly popular motivational phrases are included in the title of this post.  By now, you may have heard them both almost daily for the last generation or so.  In fact, they have become so ubiquitous that I question if they carry the same inspirational impact as they once did.

Regardless, it is important to understand the difference between the outcomes suggested by the two phrases.  If you confuse the two, it may lead to disappointment for you.  Let’s take a look.

In my opinion, one phrase demands an action and one phrase proposes you take an action.  When someone suggests to you that you should “just go for it,” they are trying to encourage you to move forward toward some desired achievement.  Whereas, if that same person were to say to you, “just do it,” the phase suggests more specificity…almost a directional demand.

The attitudinal problem I potentially see with only thinking on the level of “just go for it” is you may hesitate for a little or a long time.  The phrase implies less urgency in my mind vs. the phrase, “just do it.”  That phrase seems to offer a greater sense of urgency to me.  When it comes to maximizing your attitude of abundance, it is not something that should be wandered toward but something that needs to be achieved immediately and on an ongoing basis.

“Just go for it” implies general encouragement and “Just do it” gives urgent direction.  Life is too short to only accept general encouragement!  Your attitude must be one of urgent direction!  Just do it!

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