but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction. ~ John F. Kennedy
The Doing Mindset > The Thinking Mindset – The Mission – Medium
When you value “the thinking mindset” more than “the doing mindset” you will eventually end up with a note app or notebook full of dozens or even hundreds of ideas and plans. Greater percentage of them will never be done.
Being a Doer instead of just a Thinker requires an insane amount of discipline and commitment. Doing involves risk but it’s the only way to make progress.
If you really need to get something done, you will find a good reason why you have to pursue it otherwise your excuses will constantly convince you why it can’t be done.
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. ~ Peter Marshall
Thinking and planning in advance is important, vital in fact, to your success but acting is even more crucial to long-term achievement.
Does it really matter if you wanted or really intended to do something, but ended up just not doing it?
Being overwhelmed with many things to do and no sense of priority (no deadlines) usually means nothing will get done.
Get that simple task done as quickly as you can. Sometimes you’ll flow effortlessly into another task. And you will experience the “first action effect” that makes it easy to stay productive. It may take a little practice to use this strategy to consistently take action.
Not only is doing easier than thinking about doing, but doing also gives you the ability to check something off your to-do list, giving you a sense of progress, engagement, fulfillment, and accomplishment.