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Are you over thinking and under doing?


Hey there! It’s Peter Winick. I’m the Founder and CEO at Thought Leadership Leverage. And here’s something I wanted to share with you today and see how you react or not to it.

And that is something that I’ve observed over the years. And it’s that thought leaders overthink and underdo. Now, not all of them and not all of the time. So, let’s not go there.

But there is a tendency for thought leaders to be overthinking, to to be researching, to constantly be refining, to constantly be modifying, tweaking, etc, etc. the work. But less of an instinct or a natural tendency to do.

And what I mean by do, is getting it out there. Actually doing the implementation, doing the hard work, doing the execution, figuring out how to get the distribution done.

So, the thinking, you know. One of the reasons I think that this happens is thought leaders are driven. You know. The part that they love is the thinking part, is the creative part, is the, you know, cracking the code on something, thinking through a problem.

And the part that they’re less, you know, passionate about, or maybe it’s less aligned to who they are or what their capabilities are, is that implementation and execution. And there’s lots of reasons why that might be. Maybe we’re fearful to get our ideas out into the universe and have people judge them. Maybe it’s just, you know, skills that we’re lacking, that prevent us from getting the work out there to as many people as as possible.

So anyway, love to get your thoughts and reactions to your tendencies or not to overthink and underdo. Thank you.

Peter Winick has deep expertise in helping those with deep expertise. He is the CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage. Visit Peter on Twitter!

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