ELIMINATE THOUGHT-HOPING AND THE RESISTANCE IT CREATES TO DOING
Get It Out Of Your Head
C’mon…why write it down?!?
Some people like to minimize the idea of writing ideas, lists, and goals down on paper (or digitally) for 2 main reasons:
Speed – They feel it’s quicker to keep it in their head and only control-freaks have to write everything down
Recall – Given time, they’re confident that they can recall any item in a moments notice, so why to write it down
What are their results?
They easily get stress when they think about their week ahead
Their goals are dark, fuzzy, and full of unknowns
Feel anxiety about doing simple tasks like grocery shopping
Here’s the truth…
Taking consistent, massive action requires clarity – clear thinking, clear ideas, and clear goals
‘Thought-hopping’ creates resistance
When ideas and thoughts aren’t written down and you go to access them, your brain instantly starts hopping around from thought-to-thought, ‘trying to put all the pieces together’
This is not clear thinking, and it often causes confusion and resistance to do on many levels
‘Thought-hopping’ melts your brain (kind of)
A mind that gets stuck in a mode of ‘thought-hopping’ often becomes an environment where substantial ideas, strategies, and goals can’t take hold of and thrive
To be a person who gets things done – get into the habit of writing it down!
- Get ideas, lists, plans, and goals out of your head and down on paper
Do anyone of the following:
Write down 1 list (grocery list) and use it
Spend 5-10 minutes doing a simple brain dump of everything you want to accomplish this week then spend the week doing those items and marking them done!
Take 5-10 minutes to write all the steps you use to perform a task you do regularly (record a video, write a blog post, pay your bills) and use that plan.