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Are You Out of Your Mind?

by Samira Asemanfar

February 9, 2012 | 1:14 am

When someone asks you “are you out of your mind?” it generally implies that you are crazy for the actions you are taking or thinking about taking. As an entrepreneur I highly encourage you to strive to be out of your mind, literally.

Out of your mind.
In the playing field taking actions.
In your imagination.
Running through your tunnel, if you are tunnel visioned.
In conversation with people who can help you reach your goals.
In a meeting.
In a physical activity.
In the conference room.
In lust with your business idea.
In a seminar or workshop.
In the middle of a lease signing.
In the process of something… anything…
Anywhere, but IN your mind.

What happens in the early stages of starting a business is that if you are in your mind for too long you can develop analysis paralysis. You can potentially rationalize ways in which things become impossible. You can rationalize why your idea is not good enough, why you are not good enough, why your experience, energy, skill-set is simply not good enough to reach your vision. It is out of your mind, literally, where visions become reality. If you stay in your mind, your vision will remain a vision.

Think of ways in which you limit yourself by staying in your mind for too long. Step out and see what’s there and when someone asks you “are you out of your mind?” YOUR ANSWER: “Yes I am! Thank you for noticing!”

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