Ep. 17 – Don’t Overthink It.


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Michael Abernathy 0:08
What’s up, everybody? Welcome back to THE a.m. Welcome back to 5 Minute Rants. A show where we talk about anything and everything predicated on the journey of life for five whole minutes. I’m your host, Michael Abernathy, and today’s episode, we are going to talk about don’t overthink. Okay?

I think one of the most important parts of life, one of the most important parts to know about life is that it is really simple, and I’m not bashing on social, I think social is a great way to reach out connect with people. But, I also think it’s very easy to get lost in the technical, very easy to get lost in comparing, very easy to get lost and looking at everybody else, and now playing the game of keeping up with the joneses. Right? and that’s not life. Okay, that’s competition, and you really can’t compete with other people, and here’s the reason why. Because you’re not everybody else. You’re the only you out there. Think about that, if you really want to compete and have a genuine competition, you would have to compete against 10 other yous to get a true measurement of who’s the best you and that’s not going to happen. I’m different than you, you’re different than me. And that’s really what matters. That’s like trying to talk about what’s better. A zebra or a giraffe? And it’s like no, the giraffe, is a giraffe and the zebra is a zebra, one’s not worse than the other. Okay?

And so don’t overthink it. All right, oftentimes, when we’re about to start something, when we’re about to do something, we get caught in all the technical minutiae, right, of how is it gonna work? How’s this gonna happen? How’s that going to happen? It honestly does not matter. What really matters is having a vision or a goal with what you want, and what you want out of life, right? You want to retire early. You want to work for a long period of time, you want to build something, you want to create something, right? What type of life do you want to have, and then having that goal or vision and then going after it. It doesn’t matter if you know how to do it or not. That is part of the journey of life, is figuring it out and it really boils back down to being really simple, right?

Like, you think about life in general, what do I need to survive as a human being what do I need? Air is first, right? I’m not gonna survive for two minutes. If I don’t breathe to three minutes, right? I think it’s like 10 minutes, and I’m brain dead. If I don’t have oxygen. Next is water. I think it’s three days before I die without water, something like that. Maybe longer food is somewhere around seven, something like that, and then shelter. Life is that simple. It’s not that complicated.

Okay, and I really believe, and really think that we get caught up in all the technical things, the brands, the clothing, and there’s nothing wrong with liking those things. But we tend to overthink it. When we start a business. Oh, no, I don’t look like big businesses. I don’t look like big companies. Yeah, because you’re not that company. you’re not that big business. That’s okay. It doesn’t matter. That is legit, okay. And so what does matter, though, and what matters is that you focus on you, and you build the life that you want.

And so don’t get caught up in why you can’t do certain things, what really comes back to what do you want and what is your vision and goal? And if you don’t know what you want, let me tell you, what you don’t want is just as important! If you know that you don’t want to work a desk job for your entire life, you know that you don’t want to be inside for all your work job, man, there are a ton of opportunities to work outside. Right? There are a ton of opportunities to go do the things that you love to go be outside, there are so many different jobs. It’s not Just landscaping, you know, there’s surveying, there’s so many other jobs in industries that allow you to be outside and you don’t have to work behind a desk.

Okay, but you got to know what you don’t want. That’s half the battle. Right? Normally, if you know what you don’t want, you’ll normally end up with what you want. So you don’t even… It’s very easy to figure out what you want Just from what you don’t like, okay?

And so life is simple, don’t overthink it. Really think about what you want, and then run after it chase after it. You can do it. You don’t have to really just stick to the norms and do what other people tell you. See, oftentimes we do and take bad advice. Because we are afraid of failure. Don’t be afraid of failure. Don’t overthink it. Go. Failure only seems to matter and only seems to bother us when we see it. All right. Think about that. Failure only seems to bother you when you actually see it. All the times you’ve failed and you haven’t known about it hasn’t bother you an ounce in your life. Okay? And so don’t overthink it. Just go after it and go and do it. Talk to y’all later peace!

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