Stop Thinking. Start Doing.

I’m sure my parents would agree that I’ve always been the kind of person that seems to be stuck in her own world. Whether it was prancing around as a child picking flowers for everyone during soccer games, sitting in my room drawing and writing stories, or riding around on my bike a on quest to solve mysteries. I’ve just always been a dreamer.

I’m lucky that my parents were able to bring me back to reality often enough that I grew up to be a fairly reasonable and capable adult.

My creative mind has always been a gift, but I’ve realized lately that if you don’t act on ideas often enough, you will end up overwhelmed by them. That’s been my biggest obstacle.

I’m constantly inspired by everything around me. The problem was, I wasn’t doing anything with this inspiration. I was too busy waiting for the next great idea or making excuses for myself.

I was drowning. I was overwhelmed by possibilities, and I wasn’t acting on any of them.

I don’t know what changed lately. I can’t thank any particular individual or moment, but I know that the irrefutable support I get from Nick, my family and my friends, lead to this turning point in my life where I decided to just do it. I started painting, writing and practicing yoga. All of these things have brought me an indescribable inner calm that I’ve been longing for.

I have a need to create. No matter which medium I choose, I need to let my creativity out or else I will drive myself, and everyone around me, absolutely crazy.

I’ve been too busy contemplating how profitable my use of time was before investing in an idea, but all along I was just wasting time debating everything instead of doing anything.

Yes, time is your most important resource, because it is one that isn’t renewable. However, sitting there thinking and letting time pass you by, instead of making something happen, well that is a waste of such an invaluable resource.

I’m sure this won’t be the last time I struggle, but all I know is I haven’t felt this good and this productive in a long time.

If you are reading this and you’ve been thinking about starting your own blog, or starting a YouTube channel, or you’ve been dreaming about creating a product – do it!

Make a small step… or a big one, towards that ultimate goal and you will see how much happiness that simple step will bring you. Each step you take will lead to the next one, and then the next, until you look behind you and realize how far you’ve climbed in such little time. I know it’s easier said than done sometimes, but trust me, it’s better to have tried and failed, than to never have tried at all.

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9 comments

  1. Thank you for the like on my post! If it wasn’t for that I would of never gotten the chance to read this and I’m glad I did! It’s exactly what I have been feeling the past few days. I have all these ideas and things I want to do but never have been confident in myself to actually do any of it but you are so right I’ve already wasted so much time thinking about it all and I’m really gonna start being more wise with my time spent! >>> this is somewhat talked about in the post you liked. Thanks again! 😀

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    1. That’s so wonderful! Im so glad to hear you can relate to my post. It’s so true though, it’s never easy to admit but most of us waste so much time overthinking! I really do wish you the best and hope that you are successful in all your endeavours. Thank YOU! Have a great day! 😊

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  2. Overwhelmed. That’s a good description for it. Lost at sea was how I used to feel. Indecisive because there are too many options, too many directions to go. Anywhere I looked could be both a good or poor choice. It was too much freedom and my mind was busy chasing all of the possibilities.

    The best thing that I have done for myself was to pick a direction and set off. At one time I lacked a sense of self and even though I feel like I’m faking it most of the time now, I can see signs of an individual emerging. I have been able to define the things I like and don’t like and establish rules for my life. “That worked well, but I’d rather not do this again”. In this way I have been working to define my own parameters and the world seems less overwhelming. Plus my creativity flourishes when I know the boundaries, real or implied. I know where I want to go next. I feel empowered now.

    It’s nice to know that there are others facing similar circumstances. Thanks for letting me hijack your post for a moment and I appreciate the “Like” on mine. I hope I can return the favor sometime.

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    1. Well said, absolutely beautiful. I completely agree, first pick a direction and along the way you will find yourself. But if you don’t start moving, you simply can’t make any sort of progress. Thank you very much for your comment, great read this lovely morning. Have a great day! –Amanda

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  3. So true, and eloquently stated. I’ve always been a dreamer as well, and I think it’s something to embrace for sure. But you’re right, sometimes it can lead to being overwhelmed by possibilities to the point where it’s paralyzing. Glad you are out there making your dreams into realities! 🙂

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