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All Things Subject to Change*
Analysis paralysis will kill more dreams and lead to a lifetime of regrets than actually choosing a path and following it.
As an overly obsessed creative existing in perpetual world of amazing possibilities, life can be extremely complicated or a bit overwhelming at times.
Not that there aren't millions of other fucked up people from overstimulation and endless choices, but having unlimited options is a real struggle for me.
There are too many things I want to do and experience – but it would take several lifetimes to achieve them all. Unfortunately no matter how much I beg, cry, or pray getting more time isn't gonna happen. One day I'll be gone.
Knowing this reality is mental torture.
So I've spent years trying to figure things out, always hoping to make the right choices, because life is short and I don't want to fuck it all up.
Perhaps this is why I've been stuck in the "All Things Subject to Change" mentality for the past two decades.
It's easier to keep the options open than to choose a path and stick with it. It's safer to write dozens of plans than to act on them.
But not making any choice also has terrible and damning consequences!
When I just think about the possibilities, nothing gets done and all those great ideas die inside of me. No one will ever be able to experience what could've been. And this, in my opinion, is worse than choosing the wrong path because it leads to regrets. Regrets are detrimental to the soul.
My purpose going forward is to stop thinking and start doing.
An example is this website.
Instead of overanalyzing every detail about how to make this a smashing success or what others will think about it, I'm just gonna write and publish. If it grows into something, great! If not, at least I published my work.
The same goes for other creative ventures I've talked about for decades. Instead of worrying about building a brand or telling a perfect story, I just need to create and send it into the world. What happens, happens.
Ultimately this post is just a reminder that I'm not getting any younger.
Time is ticking away. Soon it will be gone for me.
So I can waste it thinking about all the possibilities or I can choose to make some cool shit happen.
Eternally it doesn't matter if the path was right or wrong. What matters was that I made a decision to do something.