Saturday, August 9, 2008

Being Good at Doing

Contrary to our spending countless hours thinking about a process or a way of doing a thing, Nassim Nicholas Taleb reminds us that we are "not good at knowing, planning, or forecasting. We are good at doing."

It is often that we spend many hours contemplating a process or next move to avoid actually doing it. Often times fear of failure inhibits us from action. But is it precisely action that we are best at.

You can do it! Just do it!

5 comments:

- A - C - said...

I totally agree with you on this. I find myself lingering on how to do things too much, when doing them would be much easier and quicker.

judith ellis said...

a-c-, I don't think you're alone on this one.

John O'Leary said...

Me 3 on that one. Am I indecisive? Yes and no.

John O'Leary said...

But then again...I could be wrong.

judith ellis said...

Funny, John.