Stop Overthinking It

We’re our own worst enemy.

Our minds keep us from doing the things we want to do by telling us that we can’t do them. That we don’t know how or we’re not qualified or we’re going to fail.

Stop listening to yourself. Solely thinking about a creative problem will rarely find a solution. We find our solutions as we combine our thinking and our doing. The best work is often done when we turn our minds off and let the subconscious work. Sometimes we need to get out of our own way.

If you’re fully convinced that you’re going to produce a bad piece, it’s very likely that you’ll succeed in doing so. If we only expect the same results we’ve always gotten, we’ll only produce the same. Expect great things. As Robert Henri said, “Work always as if you were a master, expect from yourself a masterpiece.”

Don’t let thinking get in the way of doing.