Overthinking can create problems that didn’t even exist yet, and it can stunt growth and stop progress. Ideas might start at a desk or in your head, but they only take shape when we act on them. It’s movement that creates momentum. You can’t get the ball rolling unless you get up and start pushing. Waiting until everything is perfect can sometimes cripple a business. Many “bad ideas” were successful just because it was the right time. And many good ideas failed because the timing was wrong. We can’t always predict these things. Make peace with the worst possible outcome and move forward. Interrupt self-talk. Don’t allow doubt, shame, guilt or imposter syndrome to impede progress. If you’re stuck, move! Shift attention to solutions and progress. Your brain is unable to find the solution when it’s focused on the problem.
When we first started Mind Pump our sound was subpar, our website was awful, our program UI was terrible, and imagery and visual content was awful. BUT our mission, vision, and WHY were crystal clear. We didn’t overthink what wasn’t perfect, instead we kept moving forward to make things better. #throwback