Thursday, December 6, 2012

Less thinking, more doing

I am an chronic overthinker.  I overthink everything.  And in my thinking I have great ideas of what I want to do.  I have lists of blog post ideas (complete with pictures I have already taken).  I have great plans to sponsor a precious little kid in Africa.  I want to go on a missions trip (although scared out of my mind).  I think about what I can be doing better here at work.  I think about health coaching ideas for school.

I think and think and think....and then suddenly do nothing.  What the heck is that about?  Why can't I put my ideas into motion?  Thinking and having great ideas does no good unless I act.  That sweet kid in Africa isn't being helped anymore by my thinking.  I need to do.  I need to act.

As the year comes to a close I have been thinking about my goals for next year.  I have never been one for goals because...I don't follow through on them.  Big surprise right?!  But I am learning about being intentional and how important goal setting is at Integrative Nutrition.  I am learning how the most successful have a plan and that they business wasn't just a result of haphazard events. 

My guess is that my fear is bigger than my motivation at times (most times).  I am really very skilled at talking myself out of just about anything.  Convincing myself that if I wait until tomorrow, or next week or just later I'll be better prepared.  But all that thinking just makes me a thinker.  And I want to be a doer.  I want to act.  I want to help.  I want to make a difference.

So in the spirit of full disclosure and in keeping myself accountable here are a list of things I want to DO.  My hope is that I actually manage to check a few of these items off my list in the next year.

*Do yoga 2 times a week
*Try to run 1 time a week
*Set aside 15 minutes each day for prayer/meditation
*Find a legit organization and sponsor a child
*Obtain 5 paying clients by the end of 2013
*Blog at least 1 time a week
*Finish that dang pinterest Christmas wreath before Christmas is actually over
*Take more pictures of my family
*Work on my business plan 2 times a week
*Love more

I am sure there are more things I am thinking of doing...but that is a good start for now.  Maybe now that you know, you can help keep me accountable and encourage me on my path of doing!

1 comment:

  1. I love this list! I, too, fall victim to the over thinking thing as well! Thanks for the simple focused inspiration. Hope you are doing well!