Thanks to some recent encouragement from a friend, I am finally making my first blog entry. (I have only been talking about doing it for a year!)
It would be convenient to blame being busy for my delay in beginning this blog, but the truth is that I blame it on being crazy. :)
I am a chronic over-analyzer. This characteristic serves me well in my profession as a marketing researcher and brand strategist, but it can also cause me to think myself into a corner where I feel I cannot take action. This is referred to as analysis paralysis.
Analysis paralysis is really annoying and can take a great idea or good intention and suffocate it. I have a notebook full of blog topics that were never written, because I allowed my over-analyzing to create self-doubt, which ultimately kept me from moving forward. So…no more.
I am committing myself to this blog, because I want the opportunity to share thoughts, information and ideas that might help someone else live a more balanced, healthy and happy life. It is a simple goal, so I am going to stop over-complicating it and get busy.
With that in mind, are there goals in your life that you are passionate about but have not been pursued because you keep making excuses? Maybe you want to get in better shape. Perhaps you want to change your career. Or, maybe you just want to take on a new hobby.
Whatever it is, I ask you to take a small step in the direction of where you want to go. If you want to get in better shape, you don’t have to turn your diet upside down overnight and run a marathon tomorrow. You can begin by eating a balanced breakfast or investing 20- 30 minutes of your day doing cardio. A comfortable walk is a step in the right direction. You will be surprised at how one change, not matter how small it is, can create the momentum you need to make big change.
For me, it began with one word typed today. Now I feel like I am on a roll…
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." - Dale Carnegie