Here’s Why You Need To Forget Your Second Thoughts And Just Go For It

JC Fernandez
JC Fernandez

At some point of our lives, we have doubted – probably ourselves but also the choices we make. We have thought things twice before actually doing it. For a time, questioning our decisions wouldn’t even make the situation any better. In fact, it might actually make things worse.

Here’s just to wrong the notion “Don’t do it if you’re having second thoughts.” I say, “Do it if you have enough courage to battle your own thoughts and wisdom to realize that in every decision we make, there’d be a justifiable consequence.”

1. It’s YOU who actually came up with the idea in the first place.

I know going with your gut feel doesn’t always imply certainty and guarantee good outcome. That’s truly a fact. But for some reasons, it works. Sometimes, it’s actually easier to follow what you got first rather than giving more time to ponder about it.

2. Overthinking is same with Karma.

It’s a b*tch. You see, over-analyzing things is like saying why 2+2 is 4. I know there must be a kind of a logical explanation for that. Otherwise, it didn’t need to be explained further just to get the answer. The point is overthinking does no good. It just literally eats you up.

3. You need to walk the talk.

I’m pretty sure that most of us hate a person who says a lot and does a little. And I bet you wouldn’t want to be one. So if your original plan involves individuals, I suggest you push it through. Stick to your plan.

4. Life is literally about taking risks.

“If you want it, go for it. Take a risk. Don’t always play safe or you’ll die wondering.” This may sound the most boring or the most cliché but we’ll have to give it to it. Somebody told me, “If you always do something you are a little not ready to do, that’s when and how you grow. When there’s that moment of uncertainty of accomplishing things and you push through that moment, that’s when you have a breakthrough.”

5. If it’s meant to be, it will be.

After I followed my gut to go on a trip, I felt the universe was conspiring for me not to go anymore – my leave being rejected at first, having to book another flight, not having enough budget for it. Then I got stuck and realized, this trip isn’t really for me. After some time, a surprising turn of fate went on my side. My leave was considered. My friends booked me a one-way ticket. And my I recently got my pay from my part-time job. Soon, realization kicked in. “Awwww, Fate finds its way.”

6. Whatever it may be, just enjoy it.

Enjoy the choices you make and live it up with the chances you take. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

I’m JC from the Philippines and I have always believed I’d be a part of something huge in the future.

Keep up with JC on

More From Thought Catalog