Dan Millman is one of my favorite authors. I devoured his books in my 20's and 30's, yet many of his ideas still resonate strongly 15-20 years later. Over the last few weeks, I have been doing a lot of thinking about a potential upcoming assignment. Then, as I was thinking, I thought to myself, "I am doing way to much thinking and not enough doing!" Dan Millman says it this way:
As a guy who wants to be proactive, I decided to make a call this morning, just to ask about the assignment timeline that I am quite eager to learn about. The timeline is not in my circle of influence, but it is in my circle of concern. First I thought, then I proactively chose to ease my concern by making a phone call and asking! Not so tough!
Dan Millman would be proud!