How to prevent over-thinking and under-performing.
I think I’ve discovered something profound. So profound it’s almost obvious – like an overlooked universal truth. For much of my life I’ve been a thinker, a planner, a dreamer. I used to talk talk talk about my ideas, make lists, and strategize, but I was weak on execution. At some point I realized this, and with much effort uprooted many of my former habits so that I could become a doer. I thought being heavily action oriented would lead me to success. I dove headfirst into ambitious projects and made excellent progress on all of them. But they all eventually came to a halt. It’s much easier to start a bunch of fires then it is to tend them all.
I thought ACTION was the secret formula, but it wasn’t. Something was still missing. I realize now that missing element was everything good that came along with overthinking a project… Damnit! Which one is it!?
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