When To Stop Thinking

The answer is probably a lot sooner than you usually do.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating that we shouldn’t think. What I am recommending is that we need to stop, or at the very least, curb the inclination to overthink everything. Especially when we are in uncharted territory.

Stop doing that.

When you’re mulling over an issue, working out the next move or lamenting a missed step, you should probably quit thinking and start moving toward a solution, sooner rather than later. Analysis paralysis is real, and the only antidote to alleviate the problem is action.

Move forward, with either a big definitive act or a minuscule movement. The gesture is more about doing something that can start the ball rolling, the size of the action is typically defined by your perception and definition. Inevitably the first step leads to the logical second step, and before you know it, you’ve arrived at a solution. Or you haven’t, but at this point, you can make an informed decision and let it go if that’s the right thing.

Obsessiveness is debilitating. Train yourself to let go, to lose sight of the whole and focus on the next logical detail. Remember, and this does justify repeating, the importance of the next step is irrelevant compared to the process of just doing it.

Fulfillment is far more likely to be attained in the action step. Very little, if any, satisfaction awaits in the process of obsessive thinking. What often awaits is doubt, fear, and anxiety, the true motivations of overthinking and the root cause of the overthinking mental loop.

The reality is we don’t need all the answers. What we need is the courage to move forward, the confidence to try, and the willingness to be unattached to any preconceived outcome.

Adventure awaits in the unknown.

Roll with the punches and always, Think World Class.

Cheers my friend,
Brent

Adventures and Agendas

A quick word to the busy, distracted, and manic. Getting through the daily grind and accomplishing tasks on a list is not an adventure. These activities are agenda items, plain and simple. Sometimes we wish they were adventures and at other times insist there isn’t time for adventures because of our overburdened agendas.

The reality is adventures and agendas should be compartmentalized. Each understood for their independent purpose and value.

Agendas are essential in prioritization, they are invaluable in keeping focused and inherent in moving from concept to fruition of our goals. They serve a great purpose, they’re a pure form of function. The one thing they rarely are is memorable.

Life is Lived Experientially

Adventures, on the other hand, are the things dreams are made of. Life was never meant to be lived as a spectator sport, nor are the promise of its fruits tasted through rote and routine. Adventures need to be grasped by the ears and ridden hard into our memories.

Memories Shape Shift

The funny thing about memories; they take on a life of their own, they evolve, never to be relied upon for their historical accuracy. Memories are the storehouse for adventures lived, the place where they take on a life of their own through retelling and time. The one thing memories can be relied upon for is the emotional vigor that’s loaded into the fiber of a memorable adventure.

Live your adventures with gusto. Make time for them and never shy away when they present. Adventures make you exciting and also, comfort you throughout your life. Reflecting on old agendas, or lists of tasks completed generally won’t offer you the same emotional experience of the memory of a great adventure lived.

Adventures last forever ~ Agendas collect dust.

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Love & Beliefs

Brent Baldwin
ThinkWorldClass.com

Rainbows, blue skies, and love filled with unbridled passion. Endless summer nights, two souls entwined as one, the rush and excitement of real love filling every waking moment with bliss. This is how many imaginations portray perfect love.

Then after a few years, reality hits us between the eyes and everything we dreamed possible becomes a naive expectation. Life gets in the way, and we end up accepting, compromising, and resenting our current state of affairs.

IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!

Some are open and receptive to finding a better way. But for others, when presented with alternatives, they respond defensively, choosing to adopt a misguided attitude of self-preservation.

The rationalization; “it’s best to protect our pride from further disappointment so let’s become guarded and skeptical.

Jaded and defensive they construct walls and accept less than they believe they deserve.

Here’s a truth. What you believe about love, being loved or loving is directly connected to your beliefs and experiences. Your beliefs are going to determine the love you’re experiencing right now.

We have worked for years coaching, developing tools, creating sustainable alternatives and successful solutions, so you don’t have to compromise any longer.

Invest in YOU.

There is more love out there for you, there is a better way, and the good news is you’re capable of experiencing it.

The Think World Class Process can shine a light and coach you to break down the barriers. We can take you from the brink of emotional ruin to fulfillment. Check us out and then let’s talk.

Cheers,
Brent Baldwin
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