March 2018: Just Do It

March 2018: Just Do It

It seems to be often that I hear dietitians (myself included) say they don’t feel like they know enough. As dietitians we are natural born learners and some days it seems like we can never catch up to the latest superfood or research or insert crazy diet here.

It is very easy to stay in that comfort zone of what we know and not branch out to new areas for fear of failure, not doing it right, or the fear of just not knowing ‘enough’.  When I find myself stuck I often fall back to a piece of advice I was given and it just so happens to be the tag line for Nike, “Just do it.”

You have to just do it. The “it” could be starting the blog, video series, learning a new piece of technology or jumping into private practice. Nobody gets everything (or sometimes anything) right the first time but you will never know what could be or what you are capable of if you don’t do it.

Growth happens when we take that risk, when we are a little uncomfortable.  Push your boundaries and take the leap.

Amanda Sauceda, MS, RDN, CLT, Nominating Committee