I have to admit, I’m a bit overwhelmed by this blog challenge thingy. I shouldn’t be. I just over think things. I’m a man of many thoughts and very few actions. I think, therefore I think some more. By the time I’m ready to act I’ve generally moved on to another thought, or have completely psyched myself out, or have convinced myself that the original thought wasn’t worth acting on in the first place. It’s a self-defeating cycle and without action will continue on ad infinitum.
So break the cycle! Take action! Get to writing!
Let me think about it.
There’s something to be said about not rushing into battle… about weighing (and reweighing) your options… but without any action, ever, a thought will always just be a thought and nothing more. Man that’s depressing. I’ve been held captive by my own thoughts.
So I had lunch today with a great friend (totally stole your line, sorry), and muse, and confidant. The Great Encourager, as he is known by no one. But he should be because his skills are legendary, or will be some day. He’s one of those people that just make you feel better after visiting a while. He should bring a couch wherever he goes. So knowing the type of introspective person I am, challenges me to a blogging, and I love/hate him for it. He knew I needed to do it. Everyone needs a person, or people, to push them (or in my case drag, kicking and screaming) into doing something or being someone greater than they will allow themselves to consider possible.
So for the past two days I have agonized over content and wrestled with words all in an attempt to think less and act (or write) more. Old habits die hard and I’m under no delusion that the coming weeks won’t be wrought with self-doubt. But one day, perhaps by February, the words will come freely. Maybe you check back then for the good stuff, after I’ve worked out the writer’s rust.
So this is my challenge. To write. And think of course. But write more. And 1 day I hope to write an entry in under 3 hours. Oh, and apparently signing up to run 1,000 miles in 2013 is also a challenge I’ve seen fit to accept. So enough of this thinking crap, it’s time for doing crap. Or “crapping” as the English say.
That’s not true at all. No one says that.