Sunday, September 29, 2013

Are you a thinker or a doer?

Thinking versus doing is the argument to debate about myself. After some contemplation I have determined that I have both qualities of a thinker and qualities of a doer. I am a very analytical person. I analyze the relationships with my family and my friends often. Although I analyze and think about them, I act as well. I confront the problems I have instead of just contemplating them.
Sometimes I do think more than do though. I constantly set goals for myself, yet many of these goals I do not achieve. Some of the goals are unrealistic in the amount of time I want them to be achieved, but that is the only excuse I have. I set goals to be a more peaceful and happy person. I want myself to not get caught up in the little things. I have acted and taken steps to achieve this such as taking deep breaths when I am stressed out and incorporating yoga in my life, but I have not achieved this goal. I have has this goal for about 2 years. Although I have taken steps towards it, I could easily take more. I could try harder to achieve my goal. Instead of thinking about more goals for myself, I could use that time to act of the small goals I have already set for myself.
My conclusion is that I am both a thinker and a doer. Sometimes I think more than I act though. Yet, I am not content with this aspect of myself. I want to act more instead of thinking so much. I know thinking problems through is beneficial with coming up with a solution, yet thinking too much can halt the process of action. Thinking too much can cause someone to continue thinking and never get to the point of action. That is another goal I have for myself, I want to think less and do more. I want to continue thinking, but not thinking over and over to the point where I will never get the action. 

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with you in that I consider myself both a thinker and a doer, yet I can lean more on the thinking side. I think it's good that you analyze your personal relationships because impulsive decisions can lead to unnecessary drama. I also think it's good to confront your problems because sometimes it's good to stick up for yourself. It's not completely an excuse for why you can't accomplish all your goals. As students, we all have little free time left after finishing homework. However, if you want to do more yoga, a good time could be in the morning so you can start your day off on a positive note. I understand it can be frustrating to have so many good ideas yet still not act upon them. So yeah maybe you can work on acting a little faster, but never stop making rational decisions!