The problem isn’t knowing what to do.
The problem is knowing what to do next.
In a world where information is free, our to-do lists grow faster than our ability to get things done and cross them out.
There are two ways to deal with this:
A) Spend a few days thinking about all of the things that need to get done and then… do nothing.
When our brains are overwhelmed with choice, each with a potentially unknown outcome, the brain likes to pick the option of something safe that it does know the answer to. Doing nothing.
This is known as Analysis Paralysis: fear of making the wrong decision.
A better solution is option B.
B) Reduce your inputs to help clear the noise.
Think of each Facebook post, podcast episode, news article, blog post, Instagram snap, email, TV show, movie that you read/listen to as a little input cable going into your brain.
Because we’re plugged in all the time, our minds are utter chaos. It’s no wonder that it’s hard to get clear about what to do next.
Pick just two or three inputs that you really like, follow them at the exclusion of all others for a week and see what happens. You should finish the week feeling a bit clearer on what you want to do next.
I want to help you with your Analysis Paralysis.
31 Days to a Better Fitness Business is a course I run for trainers each year where I give you one task a day for 31 days. No need to spend ages working out where your time is best spent, just get the daily task done and you’ll see great progress.
You’ll also be doing the course alongside dozens of other trainers who will help support you along the way.
Kyle Wood created Bootcamp Ideas in 2010 when he was hunting around on the internet for workout ideas. He ran a successful bootcamp in Victoria, Australia and spends his spare time managing this site, adventuring (or lazying) with his wife and find new ways to make bootcamps even better.