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The art of doing and not thinking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Bauer Aug 4. 14 Replies

Hi ThereSo first of all I want to explain - Obviously the title is a little incorrect when read literally. I'm well aware that most actions should have some thought behind them, and failure to think…Continue

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Greetings Lads

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liam Jul 4, 2013. 5 Replies

Hello Guys. Been snooping the site for around a month now and learnt some really useful stuff that has helped me move forward from somewhat of a rut I've been stuck in for a while. I figured I would…Continue

 

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Jack Bauer replied to Matt's discussion The art of doing and not thinking
"You've misidentified the problem.  Laziness has nothing to do with overthinking.   You're not paralyzed by indecisiveness, the mark of overthinking.  You're paralyzed by inertia ... the tendency of men at rest…"
Aug 4
Will replied to Matt's discussion The art of doing and not thinking
"Then surely the thing is not to think less and do more, but to keep thinking and do more."
Aug 4
Rick Shelton replied to Matt's discussion The art of doing and not thinking
"They are Will, however a lot of people get stuck in the analysis mode and don't move to the doing mode (analysis paralysis is the term)."
Aug 4
Matt replied to Matt's discussion The art of doing and not thinking
"Yeah fair enough. When I said I wasn't spoilt, I meant by what I consider spoilt (having gone to private school, I see kids get ridiculously spoilt). But point taken"
Aug 4
Native Son replied to Matt's discussion The art of doing and not thinking
"You don't describe yourself as a spoilt child, but you purely do have the earmarks of one.  Coast through school, and now are having a life crisis at age 19? The really old school advise would be to metaphorically give yourself a swift…"
Aug 4
Will replied to Matt's discussion The art of doing and not thinking
"Are doing and thinking really opposites?  Surely they are complementary."
Aug 2
N Fan replied to Matt's discussion The art of doing and not thinking
"You could try being a bit more specific in writing down what you did or did not do during the day to accomplish your goal. For example, say you want to learn an instrument, and you set a goal to practice for 20 minutes a day. For me, being able to…"
Aug 2
Wayne replied to Matt's discussion The art of doing and not thinking
"The art of doing without thinking and having confidence to do so come from experience and training in something multiple times. Everyone's parents are doing the best they know how to do. Sometimes parents can set their children back by trying…"
Aug 2
Richard replied to Matt's discussion The art of doing and not thinking
Aug 2
Rick Shelton replied to Matt's discussion The art of doing and not thinking
"I'm of the opinion that you really won't change until you REALLY want to change and then you'll find a way to do it. If, and that's a big if, you really are interested in improving your effectiveness (note I didn't say…"
Aug 2
Richard replied to Matt's discussion The art of doing and not thinking
"Here's an inspiring little book that might help: Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy "
Aug 2
Matt replied to Matt's discussion The art of doing and not thinking
"Yeah that's good advice man thanks. I keep a journal almost every day. The only problem for me is that I procrastinate through my journal! haha I'll always be writing stuff I realise and want to do but carrying it out is a different…"
Aug 2
N Fan replied to Matt's discussion The art of doing and not thinking
"I gave a similar bit of advice on another post recently on a similar topic. Keep a daily journal. There are a handful of articles on this website concerning the topic and I found it to be incredibly useful in keeping myself accountable. Determine…"
Aug 1
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The art of doing and not thinking

Hi ThereSo first of all I want to explain - Obviously the title is a little incorrect when read literally. I'm well aware that most actions should have some thought behind them, and failure to think things through before doing them can lead to rash decisions and impulsive actions that may harbour undesirable consequences.I simply ask really, is there any method behind becoming a man of action.I know many of the articles on here touch on this in one way or another, but I'm curious to learn more.…See More
Aug 1
Liam replied to Matt's discussion Greetings Lads
"Well with my limited understanding of the music industry I think that degree will certainly help you set yourself up and not get ripped off by anyone. I'm working in Italy (Bolzano) teaching English, I teach the senior managers in an Italian…"
Jul 4, 2013
Matt replied to Matt's discussion Greetings Lads
"Hey Liam. That's awesome! I went to Devon a few times when I was younger and loved beaches. Thanks man. I'm hoping the degree will help me out with my music (I'm a music producer) in the long run. Out of interest what are you doing…"
Jul 3, 2013

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