Success if 5% planning 95% action
Have you ever struggled with taking charge of your dreams? Have you at some point in your life, knew what to do, but couldn’t act on it? If yes, please read through and let me know what you think.
At times, despite of adequate planning we ramain paralyzed, we feel lost, we try and keep ourself busy, but without any progress. And, start feeling life is hard on us. We look at others having it easy, we say- they are lucky. Do you understand WHY that happens? (If yes, you can skip this post, you have something more important to do, please leave, thank you for your time).
If you are still with me, I respect your time and hope these words will help you.
Circling back, so, why do we get stuck despite of adequate planning and self confidence? Is it because we are not lucky enough like Anil Ambani, Jeff Bezos (CEO of Amazon), Mark Zuckerberg
(CEO of Facebook) or is it because there’s something lacking in us? OR is it because we are not them and we
shouldn’t dream that BIG.
We can tell anything to ourself to comfort us or we can even curse us an feel depressed. But, the fact of the matter is, they had exactly what we have today. Their yesterday is our today, now the question is are we doing today what they did yesterday? Are we? Are you sitting in your room with your computer coding the algorithm, when your friends are out partying? are you taking nerve cracking risks wiht 100% faith in your vision? OR are you brushing off our aspirations believing they are nothing but a fantacy.
These are few questions we need to ask our self, if you are around 26 to 35 years of age, and if you don’t have a vision that scares shit out of you, then I urge you to give it a serious thought. The world needs YOU.
Always remember the below, these words help me beyond measure.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”Marianne Williamson
OKAY…If we all are powerful beyond measure, where is this power? Why can’t we feel it? The answer is… We spent that power already withouth knowing (Just like our monthly salary and credit card balance). If you take a deeper look, you will realize having invested 95% of your power into THINKING and now all you have left with is a meager 5 % for action. How will you compete with today’s world on 5% capacity? That’s foolish, so you obviously are doing the right thing by stepping back or laying low.
Remeber, Anything in excess is poison. Exactly… the poision paralyzing us is our
over-thinking. Most of the time, we are only paralysed by our mind through our thoughts, we might be physically fit and strong, but mentally, we can be paralyzed.
Now, the most importand question, how do we fix this? It’s SIMPLE we need to plan (think) little and DO alot. Use the 5-95 rule. 5% planning and 95% action.
I have came to believe, it’s better to execute with limited planning rather than not executing with severe planning. When we over-think, we drive our mind and body into a Consultant/Adviser mode. But, what we actually want is the CEO (Execution) mode. Bottom line…. Overloading our brain with information and no action will lead to paralysis. This information overload hampers our ability to execute.
Quick Check – Are you questioning, if the 5-95 rule works? or are you thinking I don’t know what I am talking about? Then, you are doing it right now. You are over-thinking. Instead of questioning so much, why don’t you test it yourself? Dont think if this is correct or wrong, but, prove me wrong.
Turns out our SUPER computer (Brain) only requires a simple command to execute i.e “<Let me try this once/>”. That’s it…!!!
All we ever needed to do was TRY. Take that small, baby step, and our brain (Supercomputer) will execute the most complex algorithms be it data mining/analysis and it handles everything there after. Once the command is executed you see yourself moving, this MOVE-MENT will recharge your brain (kinetic energy) and keeps you rolling forward and BOOM you are in momentum.
We must make sure we are not
confusing our brain with unnecessary information. Push yourself to EXECUTE take that small step, all we need is was some damn action, dude.
Don’t get me wrong, planning is indeed very essential and strategies are one of many essential factors contributing to success but, just don’t over-do it at the beginning. Focus on what is called Organized Planning. Start by taking that little step and then try to figure out WHAT you want and WHY you want it. Dont’ worry about
HOW, trust me, if your what and why are clear, your how doesn’t matter. This way we move ahead.
Additional help: Janet Attwood (The Passion Test), Think and Grow Rich.
P.S – Please mention in comments what caught your attention from above or tell me if you think this all is crap and you feel you wasted your time reading this. Cheers..!!!