Get Up and Get It Done
The sentence "somebody call the ambulance" gets NO reaction. No-one get up. No-one gets it done.
Have you ever wondered why no-one takes on obviously needed projects? Why no-one called the ambulance? why no-one reported a crime? why no-one took care of that customer? why no-one cared for the animals?
I have also wondered why "somebody" didn’t take action. Then I realized I am that somebody. I have all the power and authority to Get Up and Get it Done.
If not me, who? If not now, when?
Hillel the Elder
Recently I started waking up early on Sundays to clean the square across my house. For a while it became a mess as the trash bins were too small to keep all the trash. Everyone complained about it, but no-one did anything. So I decided not to join the powerlessness club. I decided to take action myself. I never complained to the responsible party. However very soon, they came to reorganize the square: set new flowers, a fountain and better trash bins.
Let go of complaining, blaming and waiting. Take action. History is being written right now. The story it tells is up to you. Change the ending.
Do the “dirty” work. Wash the dishes. Write that report. Call your grandma. Blow the whistle. Do those things that need to be done and you feel too small to do. Do them.
If not you, who?
If not now, when?
Feel the sense of urgency. Feel the complete authority and capability.