In one of my coaching sessions with Phil Stutz he told me to write something down. (He often does that. đ)
He said, âDraw a horizontal line. Above that line, put âThinking Space.â Below the line, put âWork Space.ââ
Then he asked me, âYou know what the ‘Thinking Space’ is good for?â
I didnât have a very good answer.
He said, âNOTHING. Nothing happens in the Thinking Space.â
Obviously, stepping back and thinking about things is a vital skill but the fact is, nothing actually HAPPENS until we take action, use the tools and get to work on and in our lives. (And, as weâve discussed numerous times, most of us donât actually THINK, we ruminateâwhich, we know, is not good. At all.)
Phil says we all tend to live in the Thinking Space. He says we need to force ourselves DOWNâout of (over)thinking and into the Work Space. How? Use one of our +1 tools, get to work, do ANYTHING but overthink (or indulge in our Kryptonites).
He tells us that itâs kinda like a beach ball in water. You press it down and what does it want to do? Pop back up.
Well, we want to get REALLY good at keeping that ball down.
Todayâs +1: Do you (like me and most people on the planet), have a default tendency to spend too much time thinking about things and not enough time actually DOING things?
Remember the beach ball.
Push it down every time it pops back up.