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Stop reading business books, and start DOING instead

I think this may be related to my procrastination but Im now much more organized and focused than I ever was. Before I'd spend to much time planning, I wanted to do everything the proper way, as in "best practice". I'd look for books on how to "design better", "manage my time better", "book more gigs", "how to develop my brand"... the list goes on.

In the end I really don't think any of these books helped that much. I had better success, doing and learning on the way. If you find yourself constantly reading and not progressing on your project you may want to put down those books and resources and just start doing, just start grinding.

panda I think churchills quote applies:

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
zesty How about stop reading business books altogether. Most books could easily be summarized in a magazine article or less. These books are filled with tons of repetition and useless anecdotes,
kirk Protip: read the amazon review of a book, many times someone will summarize the book for you in a few short sentences. Aggregate these sentences and dive deep into what resonates with you. Easy way to skip the fluff.
boogs “Notice the end: Action. If thinking doesn’t end with action, it’s useless. Taking action is why we think. If you’re thinking just to think, that’s useless, too.”

I don't know who said that but i agree 100%