The more you sit around thinking about doing something, you’re screwed. The more we think, the less we do. All sorts of reasons, excuses, rationalizations, arguments invade and pollute the mind with how this isn’t possible. We listen to those lies and end up retreating from life’s moment-to-moment experiences and get ourselves stuck in the cerebral and judgmental. We get trapped asking ourselves, “What if…” So, what originated as an exciting, inspired idea eventually becomes an afterthought. We do nothing. We let the dream die.
If you don’t ask, the answer is always going to be ‘no’ anyway.
With action comes possibility.
This is what Goethe was referring to when he said: “Begin it now.” He did not say think about it and begin it. He did not say obsess about it. He did not say question it and then attempt it later. He did not say put it aside and ask for the opinions of other people. He said do it. NOW.
We have to take action. We have to begin. And any kind of action is better than sitting around and coming up with all the reasons something won’t work. Even if what we were hoping for doesn’t manifest, by playing in the realm of possibility, we create forces that present something else to us. New creativity becomes available, new ideas and new information are accessed that may lead to something even better than the original idea. But we have to act on it.
Begin it now, think less, take action and be amazed by what you can accomplish.