Stop Writing and Start Doing

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

Its amazing what drive and determination can do for you.

I have to get this off my chest, my heart, and my mind.
I can feel the tears forming somewhere deep behind my eyes. I have that pit in your gut that will not go away. And am filled with a steady distraction that keeps me from completing the simplest of task. I call it the desire of success, but really is a desire of meaning and purpose.

This is not one of those things that I can sum up in the end with a nice shiny bow. I would love to do that, but I can’t even begin to write down words that will give answers to anyone, let alone myself. But here is one thing I am learning…you have to make things happen. Profound I know, but when it comes down to anything, you have to be the deciding factor to make anything happen.

I some how have bought into this idea that I could sit back and let God do the work. I even went on to believe that if I was around enough leaders and influencers they would help me out. But simply put, the inaction of my life has led to the feeling of being meaningless.

Its time for me to stop writing and start doing.


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Kyle Reed

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • Nathan

    Dude, I totally understand where you’re coming from. Some things just don’t happen unless you’re willing to put forth the hard work and effort. I learned that lesson myself this week and it’s something I’m still working through.

    Thanks for your transparency Kyle, it’s refreshing.

    • Kyle Reed

      its so tough, you just wish you could throw a bunch of stuff out there and work and it never does.
      But it is what you have to do to make things happen…work hard.

  • Adam

    Understand what you are going through. I feel the same way sometimes. Thanks for putting yourself out there. Will be praying for you bro.

    • Kyle Reed

      yes, it is nice to hear that others can relate. That is always comforting

  • Jason Vana

    I know how you feel. I went through that same revelation about a year ago, when a trusted friend called me out on my “waiting” on God – or what was really expecting God to do all the work. I still struggle with it at times, and am reminded every day that I have a part to play in what God wants out of my life. Thanks for the transparency and don’t beat yourself up about it – just start moving forward and remember that most people don’t even get that revelation.

  • shellie (baylormum)

    I don’t have any words of wisdom for you tonight. What I do have is a “mom” feeling that you have grown tremendously in the year I’ve been “reading” your “writing”. You have done a huge action by moving to Nashville. There is no way you can tie up your 24 (I mean 20 something :)) years with a shiny bow anyhow. Let me rephrase that. You are only 20 something and have SO MANY experiences yet to have. You can’t do it all at once. I think it’s a God rule somewhere. I’ve tried. So have others. You can’t go from graduation to a millionaire in 2 years. (there are exceptions to this, for example, Justin Bieber, did he graduate anything?)

    Seriously. You & my daughter have so many similarities. It’s still hard at 53 to sit on my hands. I want what I want and I want it now!! I can see the energy level in my daughter with that pattern. Is it genetic, or age appropriate?

    Enjoy each moment, Kyle. It only happens once in a lifetime. Cherish that moment. Not everything in life has to be done in that moment at that moment. They add up & then you will see the “fruits” of your life come to you. God’s time is NEVER our time! What’s up with that?! But, He will be with you every step in every day (or sitting on the couch with you when you don’t feel like “doing”). I pray that your restless spirit continues to fuel you!

  • Jonathan Pearson

    Just wanted to say that I loved this post!

  • Katie

    love the honesty in this, kyle. thanks!