December 27, 2016

The doing part

Chosen path

There’s so much thinking to do. Without it, you’d be pin-balling around, bumping into to obvious obstacles and never in command of where you want to go or what’s supposed to happen next.

Thinking is planning. Working things out. Sorting out options and routes and strategies for all the what-ifs that might just get in the way.

It doesn’t have to be solitaire. More players means more inputs, more creativity, more options, more fun (and a bit more overhead “discussing” the rules of the game).

It can become an end in itself. Vaguely circular, entirely intellectual, mostly self-indulgent.

Thinking. Thinking. Thinking. Planning. Planning. Planning.

At some point, you have to clip in, point yourself at the road you’ve chosen, and commit to the doing part.

The thinking doesn’t stop, but the action has to start.

Get on with it.

Skippy strategy: When it’s time, it’s time.