Wait until it is a problem
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In today's daily sprout I share something which may sit uncomfortably with some of you. especially the perfectionists, like me, out there. The truth is, for many of us it's easy to fall into the habit of trying to anticipate and solve every foreseeable problem before they happen. it makes sense. If we can fix it before it happens, then why not. But there is a cost to that if we take it too far. We can spend all our time solving problems that have not and may not happen whilst forgetting that we need to get things moving now. Our goals need action to happen and sometimes we can slip into the comfort zone of perfecting and preparing rather than 'going live' with the goal. So, watch today's video as I explore this. Transcript below.
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Motivational Speaker on resilience and men's mental health.
Feeling lost, trapped or crushed by life? Here's a short video with three tips to help you get back a sense of hope and direction.
- Wait until it is a problem.
Now, must be careful with this one
because what I'm not saying
is just let things happen
and unfold if a disaster is obvious
or something is obviously
going to go wrong.
But, if you tend to be somebody who
is always anticipating problems,
anticipating them so far into the future,
then start to get comfortable
with letting things
just unfold more naturally,
allowing things to happen
and problems to become more manifest
before you address them.
Anticipating the problem too
soon, too far in advance,
you end up solving problems
that may never come to light
and maybe not making
progress on the things
that are actually here and now.
If you make progress on the here and now,
the problems may actually dissolve
before you get there.
So don't solve problems
before they happen.
Make the Daily Sprout part
of your daily routine.