The process of “making moves” or pursuing change in your life often involves a lot of planning (and sometimes, planning to plan). Next, you refine those plans, reflect on the refined plans, and ultimately, start back at square one with more planning. Now, I’m an advocate for setting goals and intentions, visualizing success, and putting in the leg work. But what happens when you get stuck in the planning phase? What happens when planning becomes stalling?
Sometimes, usually after you’ve done a lot of preparation, it’s time to put an end to planning and fly by the seat of your pants for once. You may not have things 100% figured out, but honestly, the most effective refinement can emerge out of just doing the dang thing.
I have a few tips for those of you who know in your gut that the time for stalling is over. These are things to remember in the midst of action that can help you get the most out of a pivotal time in your life that may feel chaotic or overwhelming.
Overplanning can become like a trap. We convince ourselves there’s always one more thing to do; our fear holds us back! Eventually, a time comes when if we don’t act, we may never! I urge you to breathe deeply and take a plunge. Maybe you want to switch careers, start a project, share a project, end an unhealthy relationship, or move to a new city. Whatever it is… you can only plan so much. Go do it!