“We are at our creative best when we let go of our fears, our failings, and our worries and embrace that inner peace that comes from tuning out all that worrisome chatter.”
Thought is a wonderful, powerful tool. Unfortunately, too much thought is a negative influence that slows progress. Moderating the influences of your thoughts on your ability to act is where magic happens.
At times, this is not easy. Many of us have this need to understand, plan, think it through, and organize our thoughts.
Our fear of failure, the need to quantify risk, the desire for affirmation of an idea, and the assurance of success all slows progress more than it supports it.
While we are busy planning, organizing, thinking, measuring, calculating, confirming, or sharing we could be taking positive forward steps in the direction our desires and thoughts are taking us.
Your mind is constantly working. Your subconscious mind never takes a break. Long after you have stopped thinking about something, your brain is still working on it. It is only when there is an external trigger stimulating a conscious thought are you aware you had been thinking about it at all.
So what’s with all the extra thinking? Fear! Worry! Lack of confidence!
Next time you get an idea, trust yourself and your mind. You got this idea for a reason. Instead of trying to calculate why or measure the immediate risk factors before taking action, embrace and pursue opportunity in the idea.
Take action. Move in that direction. Create and celebrate the energy that comes from being in action to develop the idea to make it real and spend less time thinking, planning, and organizing yourself around it.
What’s the difference? One mindset starts out with “this is what I am doing…” and the other says “this is what I am thinking about doing.” When you declare your action, your commitment, and your vision you are moving. When you declare your thought process you are stuck in thought.
Next time, put yourself in action. You will find more energy and opportunity in moving forward than you will in wondering, worrying, and evaluating all the risks, challenges, and concerns of any venture. You will also learn just as much, if not more, by taking action. And, you will be farther along because you got moving sooner.
Embrace action — it is the best teacher and the most enjoyable experience!