Mase is a storyteller based out of Seattle, Washington. Oddly Exceptional explores experience design, goal deconstruction, and intentional living.

Start. Start. Start.

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"But what about..."

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"But what if...."

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"But that can't be right..."

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"Maybe there's another way..."

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You can't test unless you start. You can't validate unless you start. You can't adjust unless you start. 

The most intelligent people I know are also the ones least likely to actually make progress on their most ambitious projects, precisely because they spend an overwhelming amount of time considering the ifs, ands, elses, and buts of their plans. 

And while I'm not one of the most intelligent people I know, I still fall squarely into this category of over-analyzers due to my aversion to deviation from comfortable habits. I don't like unplanned change. So I plan the change. I tend to plan it until I've so thoroughly wrapped my head around the idea that it's a comfortable transition. And while this tends to work for very small tactical changes, where the planning is centered around beginning a specific activity, for larger or more strategic changes, I fall into that same "must explore the entire theoretical solution space" trap. 

But the solution space shrinks if you start. New requirements and constraints gathered through execution naturally prune the decision tree. But the pruning can't begin until you start. 

Start. 

Start.

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Personal #GoalWorkshop Update No. 4

Personal #GoalWorkshop Update No. 3