I like that. Just do it. It's both assertive and gentle -- can be seen either way. And you know an ad slogan is good if it can be shifted to fit the times. I've begun seeing it in a different light.
|Rocky, with no one watching, no trainer, no fans, pre run.|
A lot of it depends on knowing one's self, of course. If one is driven exclusively or most strongly by what others think of them, it just might work. But, for the rest of us, maybe we should "just do it" and not talk about it and not advertise it and not depend on the people around us for motivation. Maybe we would change the slogan: "Just Do It And Keep It To Yourself."
For me, I find that any change for the better that I truly undergo is a personal and private victory. I might feel like I want to lose weight to look better to others, but that motivation has never, ever kept me at my fightin' weight of 205. (If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results...)
All of the decent philosophers agree that one must make peace with himself before one can make peace with the world. Maybe iftapplies to goals: Just do it in the privacy of your own life. Then, have at it and brag away. Maybe finding the commitment to being accountable to one's self is the most powerful recipe for change.
Then again, we see how well public living works for so many celebrities. They are always so happy and well-adjusted.