I like to think about things. That has generally served me pretty well. I think before I speak. I think before I do. But lately, my think/do ratio has been way too high. I’ve spent too much time thinking and not enough time doing. That’s a problem.
A high think/do ratio isn’t worth much. I always chuckle when someone makes me sign a NDA. Ideas without action aren’t worth a damn. You have to do.
But the flip side is also true. My think/do ratio can get too low. I can get hyper focused and ignore other stuff. Then I miss opportunities and ideas. Doing without thinking is dangerous. Thoughtless action leads to dead-end careers, uninspired businesses and robo signing.
I don’t know what the magic number for think/do ratio is, but I know it’s something to think about…er maybe do something about.
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