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Make a call (don’t overthink it)

William Liao


The only way to close the distance between where you are and the goals you have set, is to make a call on what actions you will take to propel you forward.

To prevent overthinking and over-worrying about the process of making a call, try to remember the following:

Don’t worry about not having all the information you need — it’s rare to have 100% of the information you need to make important decisions in life.

Don’t worry about making the wrong call — if your actions don’t pan out the way you expect, then you’ll at least have learned how to make better calls moving forward.

Don’t worry about being scared —it’s normal to feel scared when taking action that pushes you out of your comfort zone. Leaning into challenge and making peace with the feelings of fear that arise is how you grow.

When you understand these things, it’s easier to avoid the trap of paralysis-by-worry and to develop a bias towards action.

The progress & learnings you end up making with each action will far outweigh whatever setbacks you experience along the way.

So what are you waiting for?

Make a call (and then make another one after that)



William Liao

Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (ephemera.photography)