“Good solutions can lead us to better—and even the best—solutions, but only when we take action.”
Theodore Roosevelt put it this way: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
Many intelligent people are bound by inaction and indecision. It’s a trap created by overthinking and the awareness that there is always a better—or even, a best—solution “out there.”
Life keeps moving at a relentless pace. There is little room for extended periods of overthinking without action. Paralysis by over-analysis becomes debilitating, and opportunities are lost.
This mind bullet came to MG as he was challenged by the puzzles on Chess.com. The puzzles reward only the BEST solution. If you are wrong, your score drops. Life doesn’t work this way. In chess, the best solution is always clear—always black and white.
In life, the best solution may not be readily apparent for some time, or it may become apparent only after taking action. People who wait to avoid failure or to gather “all” the information are often left behind.
It’s typical that most entrepreneurs maneuver and adapt their companies over time. Often, the business they started years earlier is now providing an entirely different product or service. The key was getting started with the best available data at the time.
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Think & Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)
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