This one is from Mike Michalowicz over at Toilet Paper Entrepreneur (pick up his book, it’s worth the read):

“When we wait to take action until we have all of the facts, very often we end up doing nothing at all.”

Isn’t that the truth?! It’s easy to fall into this thought process of wanting to know everything before acting. The problem is, you never end up acting, rather just discussing, pondering, wondering, worrying, evaluating and estimating. Most times (if not all times) just go with your gut…which always reminds me of a favorite Buffett song, “Cowboy in the Jungle” (yes, most things in my life always come back around to Buffett or a Seinfeld quote. Pathetic, I know):

“With no plans for the future
He still seems in control
From a bronco ride to a ten foot tide
He just had to learn to roll.

Roll with the punches
Play all of his hunches
Made the best of whatever came his way
What he lacked in ambition
He made up with intuition
Plowing straight ahead come what may.”

G’head…ACT. Start that company, take that vacation, call in sick (or call in gone!), do whatever it is that you want to do and your gut is telling you to do, but “paralysis by analysis” is holding you back. Do I need to offer more Buffett? Okay:

“Live a lie and you will live to regret it
That’s what livin’ is to me”



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