If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.
— Bruce Lee
You just read “GED” and you’re now wondering: “What the heck is this? The ultimate technology to become more intelligent in one day? Or the new memory technique for CIA agents?”
Don’t panic, it’s merely an acronym which stands for three things you should consider every time you have to get something done and you don’t know where to start.
G: Get The Ball Rolling – Productivity will come
Sometimes we ponder for hours or days about something we have to do, and we don’t come up with anything to get it done, we desperately look for a solution, and we don’t hit upon the brilliant idea we are waiting for. Sounds familiar?
The point is that sometimes we should just get the ball rolling even when we don’t feel a hundred percent ready, because the best way to find a solution is simply to stop contemplate the issue and to work for it.
Image: Calm before the storm
When we take action, we begin to see things in a clearer way and at each step we understand where to go next. We can’t think about something and come out with a perfect plan or a perfect solution if we don’t experience it. Experiencing things helps us understand them better and quickly, and it takes us to the best outcome, while overthinking misleads us and obfuscates our purpose.
D: Don’t You Dare Overthink!
Overthinking is always a complication, a delay, a setback, and it’s harmful for our productivity. So, what we should do is learn to detect this actitude in our behaviours, and change it immediately every time it occurs by doing something concrete, like taking a pen and a piece of paper and writing a draft of our weekly to-do list.
The more you behave this way, the more you will save time and energy, increasing your productivity and learning to be more efficient.
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