Feeling a little stuck today getting started? Maybe you’re spending too much time doing one (or more) or these:
- even brainstorming
While all of these things have their merits (and should be done at some point), they’re usually the things that keep us from doing.
The best thing about just sitting down and doing something, anything, is that doing usually takes care of all of the little things in the list above.
Doing helps you test. Doing can be experimenting. Doing can even stimulate ideas.
So instead of focusing on the smaller stuff listed above, just start doing. You could analyze or test or brainstorm for hours, but at the end of the day you really have nothing to show for it.
It’s essentially spending all day wishing that something was happening. And there’s that old adage about wishing:
If you find yourself in a rut of doing lots of the above list, than maybe what you’re working on needs some swift action to get the ball rolling. Block out 15 minutes to an hour for straight doing on whatever you’re working on. Thinking and doing shouldn’t be isolated as two separate experiences while creating something. In fact, they go hand in hand.
If you’re stuck, odds are it’s because you’re not doing enough doing.
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