If you feel like you’ve been in your head a lot – intellectually thinking about different concepts and shuffling through different ideas from different sources – and you take a hard, honest look at your actual real-world results and accomplishments and assess that you have nothing to show for all this thinking, then perhaps you should get yourself in motion and take some actual action.
If I feel like I need to balance ideas, concepts, thinking, daydreaming with something more grounded, practical and down-to-earth I’ll use mental programming and listen to some grounded material…maybe even courses with actual action steps. If not an actual course on a subject or area I want to make progress in, I’ll go with mental programming and chose someone grounded to listen to.
Grounded, practical book suggestions:
Almost any book from Brian Tracy
Relentless – Tim S. Grover
The 50th Law – 50 Cent and Robert Greene
The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
These books are written in a tell-it-like-it-is style. There is a rise in this style due to lots of “feel-good” books. I think those two styles support each other. A lot of the books with positive messages, affirmations, feel-good material enhance your ability to take bold and direct action without being hindered by your doubts and fears. BUT like anything, there can be too much of a good thing. Balance the “feel-good” messages, affirmations, ideas, concepts, and anything else that goes in the head with more motion and bold, inspired, direct action outward.