“Go get shit done.” I should have this tatooed on my forehead. I have such a hard time with just doing things. I ponder, question, analyze, over analyze, reevaluate, think some more, and I’m lucky if I actually make one change or do one thing. It’s a pretty good flipping day when I get anything done. This quality has some advantages. I’m usually pretty prepared, have a back-up plan (or twelve), and really know all of my options. I mean really know them.
More often than not, I get paralyzed in thinking and never actually get to the doing part. It’s a really big problem. So the post I linked to was a much needed kick in the pants. Time for the doing of things… I’m clearing out some space, and instead of spending so much time and energy figuring out what I want to do, just winging it. (I’m such a rebel, I know!)
I’m not talking about being aggressive or forceful with myself. The truth is, if I stop and listen to my intuition for a minute, I know what needs to happen next. Whether it’s with writing or improving my marriage or friendships, I know what to do. When I let the self-doubt come in the procrastination takes hold.
Less (over) thinking, more doing. Go do something. Whether it’s attacking the pile of dishes in the sink, or finishing up a chapter in your novel. Do it, now.