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Kill your anxiety by taking action

Updated: Sep 6




A lot of times we were struck with an idea but didn't have the necessary skills or resources to bring that into reality. You can have a billion dollar idea but it’s worthless if it remains just in your head.


You can immediately take action on that idea. You don't have to be an expert or have the skills. The simplest thing that you can do is write down the skills or the tools that you need to bring forth your idea.


Reverse engineer the completed product and start taking action on the easiest and simplest thing that you can do right away. Sometimes it’s just watching a YouTube video or researching on google on how to start and what to do.


“Don’t wait for big opportunities. You can create small but wonderful ones by starting with what you have.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

Sometimes that idea is not about sales and business but something else like losing weight. I’ll start on Monday most people say. It’s raining, it’s my day off etc. Just start by doing the smallest and easiest thing, putting on your running shoes.


Motivation is overrated, and waiting for it will keep you stuck for a long time. Even if motivation finds you, it won’t last.


Just start small, you don’t have to struggle and suffer, put your self in a momentum and everything will start falling into place.


Just sitting there and waiting for the perfect moment will do nothing. You need to push yourself a little in the beginning and then keep the momentum going.


The hardest part is the beginning. It’s like a snowball rolling down a hill. It just needs a little push first, and then it keeps going gaining momentum and getting bigger. That’s our actions. Once you put yourself in a momentum, you’ll start seeing that taking a bigger action is not that hard.


You cannot go from 0 to 100 immediately unless you’re Drake. You have to go from 0 to 1, then 2, then 3, and the power of compounding will take effect once you put yourself in a momentum and don’t break the chain. It doesn’t matter how small the act is, what matters is that you’re moving.


A month from now you’ll still be way ahead from people that are still waiting for the perfect moment. The perfect moment is an illusion. There is no perfect moment other than the present moment.


You’ll also realize that academia is not very helpful. They are just preparing you. Preparing, preparing, preparing and nothing else. Once you go out to the real world you’ll realize that all that preparation was nothing. You’re not prepared to enter the real world because academia and most of the professors are living in a completely different world. An illusion. Most of them don’t even have a business background but they are teaching business.


Business plans most of the time do the same thing. They are just preparing people but if you do not execute, that preparation is nothing. And if you execute you’ll find out that things change in the process and all that time spent on making the business plan was worthless.


Execution without plan is always better than plan without execution. Let me say that again. Execution without plan is always better than plan without execution. Make this your mantra.

Overthinking, overanalyzing and over planning are not so worthy because no one predicts the future. How many businesses closed because of the pandemic? Why no business plan predicted it? Why no business plan predicted the conflict between Ukraine and Russia and the effect that is going to have on them?


“Vision without execution is hallucination” - Thomas Edison

Planning most of the time is just a waste of time. I’m not just talking about business plans, but plans generally. Planning for the next 2–3 years is understandable but further than that most of the time is worthless. No one can know what the future looks like. Executing and adapting is the best way to go ahead in anything.


Waiting for the perfect moment just feeds fear and anxiety. Taking action and learning in the process takes you closer to your goal a lot faster.


 

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