My latest article on BiggerPockets discusses the inertia of action. As I note,
"Often our own minds can be our worst enemies. Over-analysis is a big problem. I have noticed in myself that inaction tends to breed further inaction, and action tends to breed further action. There is an inertia in whatever state you are in that builds upon itself."
The biggest point I want to make here is that "action begets action." When I'm busy, I move from one thing to the next and accomplish a lot. When I sit around and do nothing, my mind starts to wander to all sorts of potential problems, most of which won't come to pass.
Action can also alleviate fear. As I state,
"Sometimes, when I have an uncomfortable call—say, I need to call back an employment prospect to tell that person we’re offering the job to someone else or make what I know is a low offer—I stack that call between easy calls. Then I just start blasting through those calls. I don’t even give myself time to hesitate or become nervous before the difficult one."
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