We have a bright idea. Then we think of all the alternatives. Then we carefully think through each alternative including the benefits of doing nothing.
In the meantime our original idea has gone from pure energy to a whisper in the mist – full of fear and doubt.
Fear and doubt brings on a sense of urgency, and in our rush to do something, we choose between the two most obvious thoughts: what we’ve always done or nothing.
The hours, days, weeks and years tick on by. And we keep thinking.
Now if we flip things around: Do as much as we currently think, and think as much as we previously did – we might see different results.
Here’s a little haiku:
Whales sing across seas.
Trees weave with the universe.
Only people stop…