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I tend to think a lot about project and plans. I think about them so much I get paralyzed with option paralysis and stuff doesn’t get done. In an attempt to do something right the first time through it invariable almost never gets done at all. Thinking something through is an important part of the creative process but it means dick if you don’t ever start. And if you don’t start you don’t finish. The journey of a thousand miles… yadda yadda yadda. So on that note I’m going to undertake an experiment. I’m pretty miserable most of the time because of a few key quality of life issues. I’m extremely overweight and utterly out of shape. I drink way too much for my own good and I’m a chronic non-starter. So what I’m going to do is start. Just start to fix it all. I turn 36 in less than 2 months and I’m getting really annoyed that there are so many things I want to do in this short life that I’m just not doing because they “may” happen someday. Someday is today. I’ve done these kinds of radical change regimes before and come out of them stronger, smarter and better for the effort but always backslide into my regular habits. I think the trick is to make your life so interesting and exciting that you don’t have the opportunity to fall into bad routines. That takes some trial and error. Mostly error but you take the good with the bad. I’ll be documenting my progress as daily as possible for the next 90 days, hopefully beyond, sharing what I’m trying and how it works out so maybe some other folks will get inspired to get the hell out of their doldrums and just, ya know, start!