The Doing of the Thing

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Sometimes the important thing isn’t the thing we do, but instead the doing of the thing we do.

In doing the thing, we become better at doing.

So, the next time a thing needs being done, we’re better able to do it — even if the first thing was no good.

This means that sometimes we must do a thing even while knowing the thing will ultimately be nothing.

What’s most important in those situations is to remember that even when the thing is nothing, the doing is always something.

Sometimes the thing seems too big and too complicated so we never do anything — this is wrong thinking.

Do the thing for the doing, and eventually your doing will be good enough to do the thing you want to do.

All good things grow out of failed doing.

So do it.

Do it wrong.

Do it for the doing.

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