Stop Thinking, Start Doing!
The solution is simple: stop thinking and start doing; instead of spending hours analyzing and planning, set aside a specific amount of time each day to work on your goal.
"Stop thinking, Start doing!" is a powerful phrase encapsulating the importance of taking action to achieve our goals. It reminds us that while thinking and planning are essential, they are ultimately meaningless if we don't take action to make our plans a reality.
I won't lie; the above paragraph is generated by ChatGPT!
But here onwards, it's me.
Why do we fail to achieve our goals?
One of the biggest obstacles to achieving our goals is overthinking. We spend so much time analyzing, planning, and worrying about what could go wrong that we fail to take the simple steps to make our dreams a reality. This type of thinking can be incredibly detrimental to our mental and emotional well-being, as it can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, and frustration.
And I am telling you this from my personal experience. Initially, when we were tinkering with the idea of Peerlist, we spent uncountable hours thinking and discussing what technology we should use to build the Peerlist, the product's name, and even the product's logo.
Three months into the process of (over)thinking, we felt exhausted and started losing interest. That's when we understood where we were going. Nowhere!
The solution to this problem was simple: stop thinking and start doing; instead of spending hours analyzing and planning, set aside a specific amount of time each day to work on Peerlist. We wrote down the tasks and started finishing them one by one.
Next few months, we decided to just build and ship whatever was possible in that duration. Every day, we were building, and we could measure the progress, which built the motivation to do more and improve.
We still do not spend time on a lot of planning. And it's working for us (so far).
Whether writing a novel, starting a business, or learning a new skill, make sure you dedicate time each day to actively working towards your goal.
Action leads to motivation and better sleep!
Additionally, it's important to remember that taking action doesn't always have to be a grand, monumental step. Small, incremental steps toward your goal can be just as practical, if not more so. For example, if you're trying to get healthy, start by eliminating one unhealthy food item from your diet rather than overhauling your entire diet.
Turning small changes in your routine into a habit is better than doing everything one day but not doing it again.
In conclusion, please always remember that taking action is the key to achieving our goals. I totally understand it's easy to say, "stop overthinking." But the only way to get out of it is to take action! While thinking and planning are essential, they are ultimately meaningless if we don't take action to make our plans a reality.
Now, start working on that unfinished project you started a few days/months/years ago!