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Art for art's sake, with no purpose, for any purpose perverts art. But art achieves a purpose which is not its own.
-- Benjamin Constant
 

 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Don’t overthink it

Give good thought and consideration to what you’re about to do. But don’t overthink it.

It pays to make good use of your intelligence. Take care, however, that you don’t substitute thinking for doing.

If your thinking gets in the way of making a decision, you’re probably overthinking it. If your thoughts wander off from whatever you’re working on, you’re overthinking it.

Look at what you’re doing now, and aim your thoughts at doing it well. Think and analyze enough to do your best work, but not so much that you get hopelessly distracted by those thoughts.

You have the amazing ability to think, and it gives you great power. Apply that power in a positive, effective, and consistent direction.

Think, visualize, analyze and imagine. Then get to work, and put those great things you’ve been thinking about into action.

— Ralph Marston

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