I have had a few moments today (kind of like a “déjà vu”) where I have stopped in my tracks (literally including while jogging today) and said to myself:
“What are you thinking”
“What were you thinking”
And I am reminded that thinking has become a problem for me. I already know this. My friends already know this. This is not news to anyone.
When it comes to friends and colleagues the past months I have found myself saying to them:
“Trust your gut”
And then I think (this time it helps), am I trusting my gut? What’s up with all the thinking, analyzing? You give great advice… you should probably take it.
For me I have always had an “inner compass”. It’s a good one that served me well but at some point a few years ago (around the time of the Great Recession) I swear my DNA changed.
It has not worked for me. Maybe not hurt but certainly not helped.
And there have been a couple of times in the past year when I went full strong on something without much thinking and was burned reverting back to thinking.
Here is some proof…