At the Brain Brew Beach Bar we’ve been talking about the differences between Did, Done and Doing. We’ve concluded that the only one that matters is Doing!
DID – is the past. It’s nice to reflect on, but it’s no longer alive.
DONE – can be more recent as in “I got it done” but it’s still the past.
DOING – is the future. It’s the “juice” of life.
DOING is about believing in tomorrow. DOING gets us up in the morning. DID and DONE are about living in the past.
Bruce Springsteen captures the “DID/DONE”mindset in his song “Glory Days” from his 1984 album Born in the USA. It’s about a formerly great baseball player who is fixated on the Glory Days.
In the last verse of the song, Bruce warns us about living in the past. In my mind, he’s trying to get us to live in the DOING:
“Now I think I’m going down to the well tonight
And I’m going to drink till I get my fill
And I hope when I get old I don’t sit around thinking about it
But I probably will
Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture
A little of the glory of, well time slips away
And leaves you with nothing mister but
Boring stories of glory days
Glory days, well, they’ll pass you by
Glory days, in the wink of a young girl’s eye
Glory Days, glory days. “
So what are you waiting for? Get Up! Get Out! Get Going!