Go beyond “Don’t Just” in life. Why? Read it and get the answer.
Don’t just learn, experience.
Don’t just read, absorb.
Don’t just change, transform.
Don’t just relate, advocate.
Don’t just promise, prove.
Don’t just criticize, encourage.
Don’t just think, ponder.
Don’t just take, give.
Don’t just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don’t just hear, listen.
Don’t just talk, act.
Don’t just tell, show.
Don’t just exist, live.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Roy T. Bennett has rightly pointed out the DOs and DON’Ts of successful life here.
Learn and experience
You learn from many sources. These sources include, books, parents, teachers, trainers, surroundings and so on. But when you learn through experience, your learning goes better.
Read and absorb
When you just read the books and don’t go deep, then you can’t absorb information on books. So it does not help you at all. It helps you only when you can absorb information on books.
Change and transform
Similarly, don’t change yourself under the external influence, rather transform yourself with a new set of mindset and beliefs. Why? It will make your future bright.
Relate and advocate
Keeping up a good relationship with others is good for you. If you want to earn the trust of others, please keep up the relationship as well as support or advocate their interests publicly.
Promise and prove
If you make a promise to someone, always keep it. Prove it. Why? You are depositing in your emotional bank account.
Criticise and encourage
When you want to make a criticism, then put it in between two pieces of encouragements. Why? To make it effective.
Think and ponder
Pondering is preferable to thinking. It will help in decision-making. In other words, it helps in successful living.
Take and give
Similarly, if you want to receive more, then give more.
See and feel
Seeing becomes complete with your feelings.
Dream and do
See the dreams and take necessary actions to fulfil them.
Hear and listen
You hear a noise with no attention. But you listen with full attention. So what do prefer? Certainly listening.
Talk and act
Similarly, too much talk without action never brings success.
Tell and show
If you want to persuade someone to do something, don’t just tell him to do the thing. Rather show him how he will benefit if he does the thing.
Call to action
So what to do now? Do you want to exist or live? Don’t you want to go beyond “Don’t Just” in life? Please go beyond. Live your life deliberately to the fullest. Enjoy your life.