There’s thinking about doing something, and then there’s actually doing it.
Too often we’re stuck inside our own heads.
We get an idea of something we want to do – yay! – but then we spend the next week, month or year(s) thinking about it, thinking about it, thinking about it…
Thoughts about how it might turn it if we actually did it. Thoughts about the good parts if we succeed, but then also thoughts about how hard it might be or how embarrassed we’ll feel if we fall on our face.
The issue with this is that neither of those scenarios – the successful or the falling on your face – has happened yet, but you’re feeling all of the excitement, anxiety and worry as if it had anyways.
At some point, we have to stop “thinking” and actually do the thing.
That’s the only way we’re going to know the outcome.
And then, succeed or fail, at least you know and you won’t have to think about it anymore. You can move forward with the new data, keep making adjustments, learn from missteps and keep going.
You won’t wonder what might have been or look back with regrets.
Doing is the only way to know for sure how something will turn out.
So if you actually want something, it’s time to stop thinking about it and actually do it.
Or, admit to yourself that you don’t actually want to do it, forget about it and move on.
The choice is yours.