The Grasshopper came up with a new term – Moo – Do. (Moo minus Do) If you think the results are anything like cow shit, you’re not far off.
Moo – Do is the voodoo logic we use when we equate thought and talk with movement.
Keeping with the theme, thinking and doing are as separate as milking and mooing.
It’s udderly ridiculous to think if we think and talk about something long enough, it will happen. That practice has the effect of addressing a 4-H meeting claiming that brown cows give chocolate milk. In today’s vernacular they would say, “When it’s only in your head, you get no cred.”
Here’s something to put in our cud to chew: The more we talk, the less we do.
How often do we believe that because we thought about something, we did something? “Oh, I thought about that all weekend.” So what?
What physical steps did you take?
In school, our thinking is given venerated status and is continually measured by classroom tests. In life, the results of our actions are the only measurements we are graded on.
In most cases, thoughts precede action, that is, unless they get caught in traffic. Perhaps a large Guernsey is blocking the roadway. It would be quite cow-ardly to not make any effort to move her and get on our way. We’d rather talk to ourselves and have our say. And if you rent the mindset of piss and moan, you’ll “buy the farm” before you own.
Moo without Do is stagnation. When we add them together, it’s cause for celebration.
I hope this inspires you to get your cow in gear. (Sorry, there were no donkeys here).
All the best,
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