Do it! Tell people you did it!

Not before I read the blog that Michael Hyatt sent me in early 2015, Jon Acuffs blog “The Secret part of Bravery People Struggle With Most” where he explains why we need to step out when we feel like holding back. Not before reading that blog, I STEPPED OUT, and I DID what I expected myself to do – I took the next step forward!

Reidun Friestad

Knowing for a long time I have been called to be a writer. The Lord also gave me the dream to start my own business being a fulltime author. However, not before I had been without a job for a while, and not been able to get a new job, did I fully understand the reason that doors always were closed on me when I applied for a job. It was because it was time for me to STEP OUT and DO IT, start my own business!

On July 4, 2014, I was able to register my business. Finally, I could work fulltime on my business, set it up, spending time to study and prepare. With that came wonderful excitements knowing that I was able to move forward with my longtime dream. And with that came situations holding me back. Some situations that I had control of, but that I out of a fear not knowing I had, made me stop, instead of going full speed. With it also came situations I had little or no control over, but where I did my best to solve the problems and move forward at the speed that The Lord allowed me to move.

“I will study and prepare, and someday my opportunity will come.” By Abraham Lincoln

However, it was very good for me to read that Jon Acuff, being an author and blogger could say; “I’m afraid my blog is stupid.”

Suddenly I were reminded of the old saying that we all have to start sometime, somewhere. We all need to learn. Nobody is perfect, and we will all do some mistakes and learn by our own mistakes. Just as a baby have to learn to walk, I have to learn to blog. However, I know I cannot learn to blog, if I do not start taking the first baby steps, possible fall on my face and rise up again, to take the next step, till I finally know how to blog.

However, what made me jump out of my comfort zone so to speak, was the word; “JUST DO IT!”  So easy, and still so difficult. It was just to do it! Something in me woke up and I said; “By the end of today, I will have WordPress installed on my website and my blog set up. I will not go to bed before it is done! No matter how it looks, I WILL DO IT! I will fix it and make it better when I learn more.”


The recipe with the ingredients for how I should start my blogging, found me, when I was ready. Well, I have to admit I love how God’s glory is touching me in ways like this, and remind me every day to be thankful. What He wanted me to know today, is that I have the key to start blogging inside myself! I just have to start using it!

“Just write your book. Just open your business. Just start a blog. Just learn photography.” By Jon Acuff.

My heart jumped. How could Michael Hyatt whom sent me this know that I needed this teaching and inspiration today? Here I am, been thinking to set up a blog since August 2014. Have planned, taken small steps forward, been listen to others that has made it, but not made it to set up my own blog. However, God knew I was ready, and gave me this lesson today! In His perfect time!

I have called my first blog, quoted from what Michael Hyatt sent: “Do it! Tell the people you did!”


Finally, I have moved my website domain name from another webhost where I could not use WordPress over to Bluehost, and where I am now able to use WordPress. I have installed WordPress on my website. I have set up WordPress so I can start to blog.

I have started to take small baby steps, learning about blogging. It is not perfect! There is much more for me to learn and to do!  However, I did it; I took the first important starting step!

By the way, I have chosen not to worry thinking about if my blog is perfect or not! I know I can and I will fix it when my blogging skills get better!

“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.” Philippians 3:12

I did it!

I am now telling people I did it!

“Do it! Tell people you did it!” By Jon Acuff

If I can set up and start a blog, you can also do it!


© 2015 Reidun Friestad


4 thoughts on “Do it! Tell people you did it!”

  1. Congratulations Reidun! That was a very inspiring note; God will give you the rest of knowledge to become a Skilful Master of your Blog! I support your endeavors!!

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