Debate v. Do

As I mentioned, the struggle with debating v. doing is something persistent in all parts of my life. Efforts to make it better usually involve a lot of debating and little doing, immediately undermining any ideas produced.

One of my professors suggested saying, “Do it now” five time in a row, three times a day. I’ve tried planning everything the night before, organizing each meticulous minute into a jenga-like schedule. Attempts to remove decisions only leaves me with the same problem once one comes up. No matter what idea I cling to, the difficulty is in the fear that I’m headed down the wrong path.

But with my recent diet success, I’m thinking this might be a good place to make the same kind of shift. I’ve been carrying around a card in my wallet that says “Decision > Debate”. And I’m going to experiment with this week.

This week, I’m going to make the fastest decisions possible. I’m going to see what it’s like to be someone who makes decisions quickly. Become more action oriented. Instead of a “People to Call” list, just dial. Maybe it isn’t as good a life as I imagine it is. Maybe everything will fall apart.

But I suspect it won’t.

Thanks for taking a sip,


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