“Just do it” just doesn’t work

“Shape up and shut up” or “Just do it” only works when you have total authority over someone.

So unless you are a drill sergeant, it doesn’t work that often. Not enough to justify the frequency of use. Because once you push that button, you’ve just spent the last of your capital (trust).

Yet, this is a go to tactic for parents, coaches, bosses, mentors when working with someone who is stuck.

Let’s be clear, most of us that are stuck are not refusing to move to be difficult. No, they don’t know where to go.

This is far from the cry of “they just don’t care.”

Worth exhausting all other tactics and strategies before blowing it up.

A good teacher teaches with us not to us.