Stop planning, start doing

Mal | Simplicity | Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Stop planning.

There comes a time when you have to stop planning

(fretting, wondering, worrying, thinking, debating, obsessing)

and just start doing

(moving, acting, deciding, changing, growing, progressing).


  1. i did that too today, with poetry by its side

    Comment by arlee — 26 August 2009 @ 3:33 pm

  2. Thank you for this. I went back and reread What to do: Take small steps. These two posts were exactly what I needed today.

    Comment by Collette — 26 August 2009 @ 4:12 pm

  3. I can’t wait to see what you are doing!! Love the peek!

    Comment by Jackie — 26 August 2009 @ 6:38 pm

  4. i am curious about the work in progress pictured above! but more so, i am whole-heartedly agreeing with the words. the last semester of my graduate school classes just began and i have been very overwhelmed with the amount of work i have on my plate. but frankly, fretting doesn’t get me anywhere. doing does.

    thanks :-)

    Comment by Terisa — 26 August 2009 @ 8:23 pm

  5. i know this feeling…but of late, i never seem to get there. why are some times like that?

    Comment by julochka — 27 August 2009 @ 12:41 am

  6. Oh, you tease! Can’t wait to get a better look! Planning is part of the fun, but it is easy to overdo.

    Comment by Sally — 27 August 2009 @ 5:41 am

  7. I like that you include other posts along a similar vein. This is exactly what I needed today. I was falling into the ‘feel sorry for me, I don’t have time because of this and this and that mode”
    So, reading the other articles and this one helped give me the gentle kick in the you know what that I needed.

    Comment by Janet — 27 August 2009 @ 7:22 am

  8. Have a question Mal. Why is it so hard to start doing after the planning etc.?

    Comment by Elizabeth — 28 August 2009 @ 2:06 pm

  9. I just found your blog – I wish there were some recent posts – but there’s a lot of great tutorials and information here – so thank you much!

    This post in particular is just what I need to see/hear: I’ve got about five WIPs right now, and twenty other ideas – and I’ve been fretting about finishing and starting all of them. Time to just get to action!


    Comment by Tara — 31 January 2010 @ 10:56 pm

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