Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”
-Andrew Jackson, quoting Napoleon Bonaparte
I fall victim to myself by thinking entirely too much. It’s always good to think things through and create a plan, but do you ever just take too much time analyzing and thinking about everything so much you aren’t able to get anything done? That’s where I have been for far too long. I won’t deny myself the fact that I have accomplished some things and that creating and achieving goals can take time, but for the most part I feel like I have just gone in circles. I know what I want to do, at least I think that’s the case. Yet, when the time for action arrives I’m frozen on the same step, unable to move forward. I’m just stuck. Even with I think I’ve figured it out and know what to do next, I’m still left standing in pretty much the same place.
Often times when I feel out of sorts or look for a new point of inspiration, I turn to quotes. In this situation, I find this quote to be quite fitting and also a little comforting:
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I know I’m not the first person in the world to hit this bump in the road and I know I will overcome it with time. I guess with anything, the first step to overcoming anything is acknowledgement, right?
So I’m looking at you roadblock and I acknowledge your presence, but you will not stop me from reaching my goals. So I’m moving beyond you now and will continue on my road of growth and creation. Thank you for whatever lesson you have taught me, at some point I will figure it out.
Have you ever hit a roadblock or an obstacle which held you back? How did you overcome it? I would love to hear your stories and just maybe, we can inspire and help each other if we hit another one in the future.
Until next time,