By Mark Kenyon
Today I want to encourage you to just do something.
If you’re reading this blog, there’s a 99% chance that you love deer hunting and that you want to kill a deer this fall (and if that’s not you, what are you doing here?) Now, assuming you want to kill a deer this fall, I want you to do something about it. And I want you to do something about it today. Yes, today.
Not tomorrow. Or next week. Or next month. Or in August. But right now. Today.
Too many hunters procrastinate. Too many hunters talk about the projects they want to do, but never do the work. Too many hunters plan, but never execute. Too many hunters know what to do, but never take action. And those hunters? Those people that aren’t actually getting up and doing something? They’re the ones who don’t fill their tags.
Don’t want to be that guy or girl? Then stop making excuses. Stop complaining about your state, or your property, or your lack of money, or your lack of time. And just do something about it.
An article I recently read, (interestingly, from the guy I got this “Two Minute Read” idea from) hammers on this topic perfectly. And it’s a basic philosophy that guides most of life and work. In this article, Gary Vaynerchuk says the following…
When you start a sentence with “I want to…” then end up with “but” midway through, you’re making an excuse. That’s all “but” is: an excuse. It’s not a word to use when you talk about your dreams and aspirations in life. If you are serious about your dreams, nothing will get in the way. Just keep moving forward, and eliminate “but” from your vocabulary.
That’s it right there guys. It’s that simple. If you have a goal, in this case killing a deer, stop saying “but.” Stop making excuses. And just do something about it.
So today, lets all take one step in the right direction. You and me both. Let’s do something. And if you can do just one thing today. Try doing one thing tomorrow. And then the next day. Before you know it, you’ll be making progress. And that’s exactly what we need if we want consistent deer hunting success. Progress. Doing. Working. Implementing.
Find one thing you can do today and take action. Maybe knock on a door for hunting permission. Maybe clean your gun. Maybe take a shed hunting walk. Maybe research some maps.
Whatever it is, just do something.