Originally Published February 11th, 2019
“Begin, the rest is easy.” —George Jenkins
I have this nasty tendency to overthink.
Can you relate?
Do you spend hours replaying conversations in your mind, wondering if you said the right things or—what you could have said?
Do you wake up in the morning and immediately begin to think about what you have to do & freeze in terror as the list rapidly grows beyond your control?
Do you think so much that you become paralyzed—indecisive and unable choose a path?
I think so much—running down every scenario—that I talk myself out of something before I even get a chance to begin.
So today, after running through countless scenerios, shooting off thoughts and obsessing over what I have to do—niche this, blog that, Ashley issued an order that I am to have the following mantra.
“Think Less, Do More.” or “Less Thinking, More Doing.”
I like the second one—it has more inertia.
Ashley: “I want you to write that mantra down and read it every day and say to yourself, Less Thinking, More Doing.”
So my little analogy goes something like this:
If you want to start a fire—you don’t sit down and think, “I’m going to start a fire“. You could try, but nothings going to happen.
If you’re a genius you just pull a lighter out of your pocket and start the fire—but I’m not that smart.
Instead, I’ll go out into the woods, grab some stuff that will burn, get a couple sticks and start rubbing them together.
After a while, somethings bound to spark.
Less Thinking, More Doing.
Wise words from a trauma nurse.
She knows a lot about brains—I should probably listen to what she has to say.