When I think about how much time there is do things and make changes I often end up perpetually putting them off. Days become months and I find myself hung up on the same feelings.
What’s been helping me recently is acting as if the worlds gonna end in 2 years. It adds incentive to do shit now so I can milk the outcomes of those risks with what “little” time I have. To milk the human condition! Telling myself the worlds ending tomorrow, or even in a week, would be too brash. Having no concept of the future means having zero concept of consequence.
You want some concept of consequence, but if you’re an overthinker you need a bit less fear of consequence. Acting intuitively and experiencing will always reap greater rewards than waiting for the perfect move. Those “what ifs” don’t go away unless you answer the question. Let me state that this only applies to actions that are rooted in positive intent. In creation, not destruction.
The urgency makes me want to do the things that I’d want to be remembered for. Because sometimes I put things off if they scare me in the slightest. More on that:
Two years feels like just enough time to increase urgency while maintaining a concept of your future self. Others may have differing ideal mindset timelines depending on how overthink-y/risky they are. And some may not ever consider a new mindset timeline. And some may not want to consider a new mindset timeline.
Something to consider in the future: dissolving the timeline.
inspiration drawn from the podcast emergency intercom