What to do if you really want to do something—do it with your whole heart

One of the greatest sins that we can ever commit on the journey to success is “not doing something wholeheartedly”—not doing something enough—or, not doing something strong enough!

Many people lack some necessary zeal and vigor which are two useful servants of faith and unlimited potential or abilities: we don’t do what we know we’re supposed to do because we’re not sure we can accomplish it, even though it’s worthwhile.

At other times, we are not in a good mood and don’t have adequate amount of energy to do something well or wholeheartedly—and so we put it off, only to meet it another day and fight yet again!

Most times the heart doesn’t function with full force, or wholeheartedly. “Writer’s block” is a popular example of a restriction or mental pattern that causes people not to think and write wholeheartedly.

Writer’s block is an emotional or mental barrier that springs up in a writer’s mind, incapacitates them, and makes them unable to write what they truly love to write about.

Sometimes writer’s block can be so severe that a writer might have to visit a psychotherapist for help. Many writers have to overcome writer’s block before they can be able to make a living from writing.

If you don’t do something with your whole heart, you will likely become convinced that you can’t or won’t do many things well

By not doing something wholeheartedly, one might lose energy and motivation to do many things right away, even if they are generally easy to do.

Many people don’t actually need a psychotherapist; what they need is to understand how the mind works, especially when it loses motivation, or whenever there is any type of block.

The cure for procrastination or certain types of “blocks” is to go ahead and do what you want to do with your whole heart

The key to achieving something is to just to start doing it! The key to writing is to just start typing anything, even if will be the worst thing you will ever type—just start from somewhere!

In here book titled “Bird by Bird”, Novelist Anne Lamott stated: “Almost all good writings begin with terrible first efforts…you need to start somewhere. Start by getting something—anything—down on paper”.

By doing something wholeheartedly (with your whole heart), you will be able to disempower procrastination and pessimistic thoughts from taking control of your mind and thinking

If you are a writer, for example, the mere fact that you’ve taken action and started typing, is good enough to provide you with enough energy to achieve something valuable, no matter how slow you move.

Many people are incapable of summoning enough energy because they have become consciously or unconsciously afraid they won’t do things well. Whenever you are in the initial stages of doing something, use every little step or action to inspire yourself and move forward and upward ever, backward never.

In many ways, everybody is like a writer: “blocks” make us incapable of doing many things

It’s sad to see everybody with ideas, but only a few people getting their ideas worked upon and done; this is pitiful, especially when each person is really creative deep down within.

Everybody is very much capable of living a great life; however, many people are so afraid of ever doing anything to make it happen because they afraid they won’t be able to do things well.

Don’t be afraid. Once you believe you need to do something, just decide to put in all your best effort and start doing it with your whole heart—enjoy the motivation that would take over you when you start the process!

If you are interested in reading articles that can motivate you enough to handle procrastination and blocks, and get things done, then click the following links:

Failure is never a good enough reason to stop trying; it provides another chance to experience success

Mr. Victory versus Mr. Defeat: how to handle the endless mind war that exists within us

Excuses: the major types of excuses that shouldn’t be allowed to hinder us from success

Sometimes you always have to keep on reminding yourself—treat motivational ideas as songs

Do what needs to be done, no matter how difficult—if you wait for a perfect time, you won’t get many things done

(Featured Image Credit: Pixabay.com.)

Author: Ihagh G. T.

A former university lecturer who has a master's degree and writes on motivation and the environment, as they relate to the challenges and environmental issues that humanity has been facing.

38 thoughts on “What to do if you really want to do something—do it with your whole heart”

  1. Very educative, and helpful to me right now too.
    Yesterday, you wrote about taking small steps daily to get to achieve our dreams, that’s very true, that is what I’d done with my book weeks ago; I’d decided two pages a day. I had written this book on an exercise book, and now that I’ve got my computer, I want to type them into soft copy. Since I made the decision of two pages a day, I haven’t typed in a single line into the computer. As much as I want to, as much as I love to, another thing is to actually do it.

    So this post is very important and “useful” to me. It is also thoughtful that you published it just after the day by day small effort post you made yesterday, because one thing is make a schedule, whilst another is to follow it up no matter how little the tasks are.

    Thank you.

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    1. thanks alot for commenting and providing details of your experience which can serve as an example and eye-opener for many people; it’s very inspiring and shows how greater things can be achieved by completing smaller tasks

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        1. you’re welcome…that’s really great, especially the speed with which it seems to have been done…you have even inspired me to do something now, which I had earlier slated to do later


  2. I find this post very inspiring. “Show me a man who is deligent in his work and I will show you a successful person”
    Doing whatever u have to do with your heart, is a clear indication that you have found your purpose and voice.
    Thank u for reminding us that our hearts should always have a place in our work

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  3. Well its really true..you know I write for 3 years now and I have been trough everything you have described..but as you told the key is to ,,start write something,,..sometimes i feel even without ideas but as long as I start write so the right words and ideas coming alone…so just dont be afraid and write 🙂

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  5. Thank you for the helpful advice ❤️. I love your message. I heard someone recently say “Don’t play it small because someone else wants you to.” I think that applies. If we know what feels right for us, we need to have enough faith in that to act wholeheartedly, because there will always be naysayers. And I love how you apply this to writer’s block. Thank you friend!

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  6. My my my! This is such an awesome post! Thank you for sharing your heart and wisdom.

    Indeed, sometimes the key to success and overcoming fear or obstacles is to simply start! In my most recent blog post, I touched on this too. It’s amazing what happens when we push through our doubts and just go for it! Do it afraid as Joyce Meyer says. It can really change the attitude of our hearts.

    Wholehearted anything is the way to go. I believe people know when we aren’t really present; in our writing, our relationships, our jobs, anything at all. Your encouragement here is absolutely beautiful and well received today. Thank you!! 💕 ~ Holly

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  7. Couldn’t agree more – I think showing up and giving it your all is a matter of taking responsibility for your life. Very well written piece.
    Two recent quotes I’ve been pondering that I think you might like,
    ‘Enthusiasm is worth 25 IQ points’ by Kevin Kelly
    ‘Action isn’t just the effect of motivation; it’s also the cause of it.’ by Mark Manson.

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