Patrick Allmond is a fan of the phrase, “done is better than perfect.” That’s because actually doing something, even if it’s not done perfectly, is more productive than spending your time worrying it will be wrong. Allmond calls the tendency we have to get stalled out while trying to make decisions analysis paralysis. This week, he shares tips for overcoming this inability to choose and learning to move forward and make the most of each day.
It’s easy to get stuck on repeat in our heads worrying that we don’t know what to do. We spend hours, days, even weeks trying to plan out the smallest details and weighing one option over another. Allmond says taking a single small step every day is what we have to do to keep moving. Even if our path takes twists and turns along the way, we’ll still get there eventually. If we never take the first step, though, we’ll stay trapped in the same place as time passes us by. So, make the choice, take the step, and walk into tomorrow with purpose.
What You’ll Learn:
- Combat analysis paralysis
- Don’t fear making the wrong choice
- Have friends keep you accountable
- Make the most of the time you have
- Take a small step every day
“There are so many things that I think we want to do in life that we are almost bombarded with information — good information to make choices — and sometimes, you really do get stuck in analysis paralysis.” -Patrick Allmond
“When you’re having a problem in life, whether it’s monetary, whether it’s physical, whether it’s other things like that, one of the worst things you can do is to literally do nothing.” -Patrick Allmond
“Any path, as long as you’re making small forward progress, is going to get you a little bit closer. You’re going to zig and zag, but you’re going to get there eventually.” -Patrick Allmond
“We take for granted the sunrises and the sunsets and the amount of hours and days that we have. And you do the same thing over and over and all of a sudden, you wake up and a year’s gone by, or a quarter’s gone by, or five years have gone by. And all that time, every week, to yourself, you’ve been saying, ‘I’m going to get on this.’” -Patrick Allmond
“You’ve got to have people in your circle that will challenge your beliefs and make you grow.” -Patrick Allmond
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