Less thinking, more doing

Carrie JordanBusiness, Life Design

About a year ago, I was thinking about going back to school for a certificate in marketing management. The thought seemed daunting. I told a friend of mine what I was pondering and what was holding me back (coming home from a full day at work and doing homework or going to class) and he said, “Don’t think about it. Just do it.”

Looking back on the decision I made (to do it), I am very glad he gave me that bit of wisdom. If we always gave in to the monkey mind who says, “I don’t wanna” or “how will you ever do that?” we would never get anywhere in life. “Don’t think about it, just do it” has become a part of my every day. It works for starting big projects, exercising, and generally things that seem overwhelming or unappealing at the outset.

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I have also found that when making big decisions, sometimes it is better to use intuition over logic…The monkey mind is a pro at talking you into or out of things, and it can get confusing.