It’s a very good question.
For many it’s more time than you spend at red lights.
Imagine being able to claim all that back at the end of your life.
Well, unlike time spent at red lights, time spent OVERanalysing your next move CAN be claimed back.
AND you don’t have to wait until the end of your life to do it.
You can do that right NOW!
Like as of right………..NOW.
And that’s how long it takes to make a decision.
You see we know deep down what we want.
We know with intuitive certainty, at the very least, if something is a 51% good idea.
Most the time we’re even totally clear if it’s a 70 or 80%.
If you’re looking for the GOLDEN 100% you are MISSING OUT!
It’s as simple as that.
It’s a sign of suffering…
Paralysis by analysis.
So many people come to me desperate to change their lives.
The thing they mostly want to change – UNCERTAINTY OF DIRECTION.
Good old lack of clarity, self-doubt and the fear of the unknown holding them back from stepping into their TRUE potential.
And when presented with a suitable strategy that they agree totally meets their needs, do you know how many people say,
“Hmmmm I need to think about it.”
The one’s that go,
“Oh stuff it, it sounds about right, let’s do this”…
Get their result 90% OF THE TIME.
And that’s pretty much the same truth for anything you do in life.
The question is how much time do we need to spend thinking about what we will do in order to do something different.
In order to take a leap in the direction what we want and GO FOR IT!
You see accomplishment comes from taking ACTION.
Not from taking the “right” action but from just simply acting and taking what comes with it.
You’ll either win or learn.
Ultimately with this attitude and immediacy you can’t lose!
Analysis is fine – you don’t need to be purely reactionary all the time.
But OVERanalysis is potentially avoidance.
When you spend time OVERanalysing your next move waiting to make a decision (no matter what it is)…
What you might forget is that this isn’t putting a decision off,
This isn’t “thinking” about it,
(because really how much functional strategic thinking are you doing about it?)
It IS actually making a decision.
A decision to stand still, like a rabbit in the headlights.
Yes = I’m moving in a direction
No = I’m moving in a different direction
Thinking about it = maybe = no direction = ZERO MOVEMENT
And zero movement equals a life not lived.
A life spent WAITING for certainty.
What kind of thinking are you doing?
Next time life throws what could be a good opportunity in your path, be it personal or professional, momentous or small…whatever…
When you stop to think about it,
Are you thinking, like really thinking strategically and systematically, weighing it up with the intention of an ASAP YES or NO,
Are you feeling?
And if you’re feeling are feeling functionally or,
Are you letting your actions be swayed by,
Fear of failure,
Fear of success,
Fear of not being accepted,
Fear of getting it wrong,
Fear of losing,
Fear of what others may think and say, or
Even just fear of deciding, of taking action.
Are you putting off commitment to what you want, waiting for total certainty?
(In other words procrastinating)
We need to be so bloody diligent about this stuff.
You see physical life, in the scheme of things, is so short!
And I can assure you if you see others around you progressing quickly, doing things you’d like to do, achieving
what you like to achieve…
And you’re not,
Part of the reason is the fact that they simply chose and acted.
They took a chance and…
It either stuffed up, they learned a bucket load, and now the experience has been transmuted into fulfilment,
They acted, took a chance and it worked out.
The difference between those who do and those who do NOT is exactly that.
Stop thinking so much and start doing.
It works because we know that analysis CAN result in paralysis.
What have you been meaning to do for yourself that you’ve spent way to long thinking about?
And what would happen if you just freaking acted – NOW!
Heath “Taking Action” Myers
The Next Step
I’d really love to share that experience with you along with a whole bunch of other processes with you at the Next Level Live 3 Day Breakthrough.
Coming up in a few weeks in Gold Coast.
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