How To Stop Planning And Start Doing
We all have dreams and aspirations in life. These goals may include having a better job with a higher salary, becoming healthier, being a better wife or mother, saving more money, buying a new house, and many more. There will come a time that you need to turn these dreams into reality. You need to stop planning and start acting. It’s easy for us to assume that we are far from achieving our desires in life and we tend to worry more because we don’t know what will happen in the future. We rely on better strategies to achieve our goals because we think having these knowledge, it will be easier for us to achieve them. We expect better results. We believe that good results require broad knowledge in almost everything. You have to realize that knowledge alone won’t give you the type of success that you want. Learning something new can be irrelevant if your main concern is to make a progress and not simply gather additional information and knowledge. There is a difference between learning something and actually doing something. Too much planning can kill success as it is the most devious form of self-sabotage. If you want to achieve something, start acting now.
- Limit your planning.
Don’t let planning take longer than what is necessary. It is a complete waste of time. The absence of an action has a huge impact and can harm your potential success. Planning is like business so treat it like one. Don’t waste all your time and energy on it alone when you can actually start the actions in achieving your goal.
Conducting experiment strengthens your plan because you know if something will work or not. By testing something and making trials into your plans, then you’ll be motivated to execute your actions sooner. Create a plan that is realistic and attainable. Don’t be misled by claims that experimentation is only for the nerdy ones. You too can do it by yourself. The technique here is to do an experiment that is easy and will require a small amount of time. Gather the data, analyze it and lay down the results. So whenever you create a plan, do some experimentation to test its feasibility.
- Find someone who will remind you to stop planning and start acting.
This is actually considered the best solution to stop planning and start executing the actions for your goals. If you are a procrastinator and you easily get distracted, then it’s best to have a partner that will gently remind you to focus and be proactive. Have a trusted friend with the same interest and ambition as you as your partner. Show him your plans and allow him to give comments and suggestions. If everything seems “perfect”, you can now start with your project. Don’t get sidetracked and be reminded that having a good plan is great but it is your actions that will determine your success.