Thinking Mode vs Doing Mode

We all can spend a lot of time dreaming about things — incredible adventures we want to go on, self-improvement projects, all those books we plan on reading! And there’s nothing wrong with that. Dreaming is wonderful!

Have you ever noticed, though, that sometimes we get stuck in the thinking and dreaming mode, and don’t actually take action?

We dream about going on epic hikes through the mountains, or starting a business or project … we research it, learn about it, plan it out to the last detail, but inside… we’re stuck, doing all of this research and planning. We’re not actually outside, experiencing the hikes or in the moment getting things done, starting that next big project.

It’s good to recognise this and make the distinction: what place are we at…are we in the mode of thinking about it, or actually doing it? Both are fine! But at some point, it helps to make the switch: from thinking about it … to Doing.

This is the point where we make a commitment. We go from considering whether to take the plunge with a big decision … to committing ourselves to a course of action.

We tell other people about it. Make an announcement. Take an action that is like leaping off a cliff — no looking back!

What areas in your life are you in Thinking Mode? And would you like to switch to Doing mode?

What kind of commitment would it take to put you into Doing mode?

How much longer would you like to wait?

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