One of the challenges in getting from where you are to where you want to be is a phrase we are all familiar with.
"Paralysis by analysis".
Simpler yet, we over-think stuff.
Don't get me wrong. Planning, goal setting, and everything else that goes with being intentional is great. But at some point, we've got to stop using "what if?" as a viable means of thinking…and replace it with acting on "what is".
Think of it like this...
"what is" = what we already have.
Be intentional about…
*building on and pouring into the relationships we already have.
*being more efficient with the time we already have.
*using the financial resources we already have.
*taking better care of the body we already have.
*using the skills and talents we already have.
Here is both the reality and the irony...
If we'll get better at doing, using and implementing what we already have, only then will we get the answer to "what if?" anyway.
If you are wrestling with "what if?" today, get out of the ring and grab a shower. It's wasted energy, effort and time.
Stare "what is" in the face, and get to know it better.
You'd be surprised how much more energy, time and resources you'll end up with to tackle the things that really matter.
Stop wondering "what if?", and start embracing "what is".
Either that, or at the very least stop complaining that you are stuck where you are. The excuses that "what if?" offer are subtle. Subtle leads to slowly becoming numb to their reality.
And numbness eventually left untreated?
Paralysis. Paralysis by analysis to be exact.
The good news?
Now you know how to avoid it.
Leverage every ounce of "what is" that you can find.
Do what you can,
with what you have,
where you are.
Before you buy a plane ticket to Italy to be a cobbler…
fix a pair of shoes,
with the resources you already have,
where you already live.
That's the ticket you are looking for.
That's the ticket that might just get you to Italy one day.
That's the ticket that will change your reality.
That's how to conquer "paralysis by analysis".
From the desk of our founder, Brett W. Gould.
Brett W. Gould