I practiced my speed reading
on a post from a fitness guru the other day.
I say speed read because I
got the gist from the post to stop thinking
and start doing.
Anyway, it got me thinking. I disagree with 90 percent
of his note.Â No doubt action gets er done, however, thinking is just as important.
Oh where to start.
Let’s start with the famous quote by Honest Abe.
“Give me six hours to chop down
a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
Well, thinking in a way is like sharpening your ax.
I’ll give you examples of three of my passions.
#1 Writing: I sat at lunch formulating this very email
in my head. When it came time to execute, the words flowed
out of me and it took me 14 minutes to pour the initial concept
#2 Illustration: I spent a large part of the day yesterday formulating what I wanted to draw for a client today. There were 6 complete complex visuals that needed to be constructed.Â Thanks to my thought prep yesterday, I knocked all six out in a matter of no time today. A major project that would have taken me 3 days – took me 5 hours.
#3 Football: In college and the pros … if you didnt spend time
watching film and preparing your mind for the opponents
tendencies, you’d get your ass kicked. The reason we won so
many games and championships was due to our preparation,
our game plans, and individuals taking film home to
their apartments to study film. Yes execution also comes from practice.Â Real practice.
But if you were ever in practice and took a breather on the sideline big time college coaches want your mind thinking
about how you would execute the next play in your mind.
My college coach Paul Ferraro would always shout,
“Get a mental rep.” .
Thats thinking. Thats visualizing … Imagining or whatever you
want to call it.
So in the world of thinking and doing what is one
Think and ACT. Program your mind it can be done.
You can do the same with your fitness and health.
Dont focus too much on either side of
the pedulum.Â Dont limit yourself to only being
one way. Meaning, just thinking with no action.
Yes, majority of folks, think on things too much and
never get around to it.Â So that’s the 10 percent I agree with.
Yet, if you went out and just acted without using your noggin’ the tree that took you 6 hours to do with a sharp
blade might take you 20 with a dull one.
Be a think’a not a stink’a
Tchose (Bye for now),
P.S. You wanna hear more about what my college and pro
coaches taught me in applying success principles to life, then
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