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NEWS | June 25, 2013

Just do it!

By Master Sgt. Matthew Meier 628th Contracting Squadron

I was told by my fellow first shirt peers that it was my turn to share with Joint Base Charleston's finest my 'pearls of wisdom' for this week's newspaper article. Since I'm a little rough around the edges and not much of an inspirational speaker, I would have to say this was one of my most difficult jobs as a recently promoted senior noncommissioned officer and acting superintendent/first sergeant of my small, but mighty, 628th Contracting Squadron.

When it finally registered that this tasking wasn't going to go away, and I really had no one to delegate ... I mean, 'help' me with it ... I came to the realization that I just needed to 'do it." Then I started thinking ... "Just do it! It's really not that difficult, it's not illegal or unethical, and most of all ... it's the right thing to do." Then it clicked, 'just do it," that's what my topic will be.

Commanders, supervisors, peers and loved ones request many things from us, and as human beings, sometimes we can forget or procrastinate when it comes to accomplishing these tasks. Most of these tasks can be accomplished quite easily if we simply set our minds to it. Examples include simple things like: taking out the trash, showing up to work on time, not drinking and driving, treating others the same way you want them to treat you, and just doing your job - like writing this article. Although some tasks are challenging or intimidating at times, instead of resisting, just grab the bull by the horns and 'do it.' Put your fear and excuses in a corner. Put your head down and plow through your task.

Before you know it, it's done and you are left with a good feeling of accomplishment, no matter how small the request. Team Charleston: 'just do it!'