Thinking Too Much (Part 2)

Thinking too muchAs you know from my previous post, I’m working on thinking less which led to all sorts of thoughts about what to stop thinking about. I think you can imagine how that worked out!

So I went looking for folk who might have mastered the Over-Thinking issue.

This is a recording by Barry Long titled How to Stop Thinking.

Here’s the blurb from YouTube:

“Barry Long demonstrates that nearly all thinking is unnecessary; enables you to separate from habitual thought and worry. The ten lessons on this extraordinary tape undermine the thinker in you, to free your pure awareness.”

I won’t pass comment. Listen to it. It’s 52 minutes and 43 seconds long.

If thinking too much is something you struggle with – if the noise inside your head stops you doing what you want to do – then you might just get something out of this.

P.S. Here’s another little video you might enjoy. It’s a talk by Seth Godin titled Linchpin.

OK. I’m off back to work…

Have a great day folks.

Procrastination gets a bad rap

What if procrastination isn’t a bad thing? What if it’s a critical part of the creative process? I’m not making excuses for either of us, I’m just asking the question: What if there’s a reason you’re not forging ahead with your cunning plan?

Here are more questions… Instead of beating yourself up because you’re not “getting on with it” ask yourself: What’s missing? Am I ready for the fallout if it goes wrong? Am I ready for the fallout if it goes right? Is the idea ready? Is the idea big enough/small enough/clear enough?

Maybe it needs to stew a little longer?

And there you have it…

Maybe the thing you’re avoiding just needs to stew a little longer. Maybe the idea is a good one, but you’re missing a key ingredient. Maybe it has to sit in its juices for a while to mature before you put it into the world. Maybe procrastination isn’t procrastination at all… maybe its being patient.

Have a most mellow day, folks
Tina

P.S. Here’s a TED talk I think you’ll enjoy. It’s by Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator.