Underthinking: How To Stop Being Stuck and Cure the Plague of Progress

For most aspiring entrepreneurs, the most common obstacle to achieving any sort of success early on has to do with overthinking.  When in fact, the key to fast track progress is by doing the complete opposite… Underthinking!  Keep reading as I reveal how turning off your brain could be the best thing you could do to ramp your results.

Thaw Out Your Brain Freeze

Thinking too much leads to paralysis by analysis. It’s important to think things through, but many use thinking as a means of avoiding action.

Robert Herjavek

Without a doubt, this first curse of paralysis by analysis is what stops so many aspiring entrepreneurs dead in their tracks.  There’s always the next question on what copy to write for an ad, whether to use GetResponse or Aweber for your email service or should you be an affiliate or create your own product?

With every new question, it’s as if another brick wall is being built right in front of your dreams.  Now there is something to be said for asking quality questions as you learn how to build your own freelance digital marketing business, but too many questions leave you frozen.

But if you’re looking to create more success in your life… why would you allow yourself to get caught in the spider web of a barrage of questions and stay still?  Because if you’re constantly asking questions and learning, you are able to avoid your fears of making mistakes.

Every question is another way to procrastinate on your progress and never feel like a failure.  The cure is to begin “underthinking”… putting far more energy and focus on taking imperfect actions and learning from the results.  For it is only through analyzing your results out in the “real world” that you’ll ever understand what works.

Keep yourself frozen in fear through constant questions and you’ll never know if what you’re creating will ever work.

Underthinking Is Easier (And Faster)

The second benefit of applying this underthinking principle is that it’s a heck of a lot easier on you.  Rather than bury yourself under the extreme stress of an avalanche of self-doubt boosting questions, you just start doing stuff!

Think back to when you were a kid.  Did you spend hours upon hours doing market research on that new toy you wanted?  Heck no!  You saw it in the Sears Christmas catalog and made an immediate decision that you wanted it.  And once you started playing with the toy, you found out if it worked as well as you’d dreamed.  

If it did… GREAT!  If it didn’t?  You moved on to the next toy and never looked back.

This is the freedom that a mindset of underthinking can provide you as an entrepreneur.  You make a choice and deal with it.  And no matter the result, you never felt bad about it.  You just keep moving.  

And as an entrepreneur, constant motion will win the day far more than asking another question.

Underthinking Actually Answers Your Questions

To wrap up today’s short (but extremely important post) I wanted to make sure you fully understood why underthinking is how you’ll win the day.  For by simply taking immediate, lighting fast actions… you actually get the answers to your questions.

Racking your brain about your Facebook ad copy and if it’ll convert well?  Launch the ad and your audience will tell you through their response.

Not sure if you should use GetResponse or Aweber for your email service?  Sign up for a free trial and test it out and see if you dig it!

Can’t pull the trigger on whether you should create your own product for sale or be an affiliate for someone else?  Start promoting an affiliate product, check your sales stats and most importantly see how you feel doing it.  

In the end, every single question you have rattling inside your head can be answered once you stop overthinking.

So get out there, take fast action and underthink your way to success!

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

Les Brown

Jason is a key member of the marketing team here at AWOL.  He brings a wide range of skills sets to the table such as copywriting, content and email marketing.  When he’s not helping to crank out the latest marketing campaigns, he is addicted to spreading an attitude of gratitude through inspirational speaking, collecting fedoras and anything Bruce Lee… Waka!

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