To think, or not to think?

People often advise, "don't overthink it." But, are you thinking enough?

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

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"....grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference."

— (The Serenity Prayer)


Think More


People often advise, "don't overthink it."

This is to caution against getting in your own way, to avoid analysis-paralysis.

Very valid.

And, in another sense, are you thinking enough?

In this sense, I mean vividly defining what you want.

I mean thinking clearly, conscientiously, and definitively: "I plan to do X."

As Charles Hannel said in his pioneering book The Master Key System, "I can be what I will to be."

When you live with pointed purpose, you can achieve what you want.

This not fluffy stuff. It's a natural law of the universe.

Case in point, once upon a time I heard Isaac Morehouse on a podcast (the founder of this company), and I said to myself, "I plan to work for this person."

I failed a few times before I got there. But now I'm working for him. Actually, I'm taking the reigns of his company.

I share this to show you it's possible to experience what you want when you combine thought and relentless persistence.

Just remember to think first.

Think.
Dream.
Do.
Finish.

Joel
and the DJH team.


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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is CEO at Career Hackers and passionate about personal growth and self-driven learning. As a classically trained musician, he is Founder of the New Orleans Chamber Players.