What are 10 benefits to “doing the thing”
This is related to "eating the frog" attributed to Brian Tracy and Mark Twain. Alex Hormosi says "do the thing is the only thing." His philosophy deserves its own list!
1. Fail sooner so you can learn sooner
If it is a big task like investing in real estate for the first time, get your learning done early. You will have more time to spend as an expert.
2. Small things get done
As soon as you think "I should clean the bathroom" just do it. Even if you just spend 5 minutes it will be 5 minutes cleaner than if you just thought about it.
3. Each small step puts you in a new place
For example, if you want to write a non-fiction book write the table of contents. This will give you 5 more ideas and help you organize your thoughts.
If you want to write a fiction book or stream-of-consciousness story just write. After an hour or so you will have a direction.
4. Like walking on a path, each small step lets you see new opportunities/ideas around the corner
That you would not have seen if you had not taken action.
5. If you practice doing one thing efficiently, you will learn how to do all things efficiently.
Even something as trivial as washing the dishes: if you get good at cleaning dishes quickly, this will spill over into other areas of your life. You will understand patterns of efficiency that can be applied to conduct meetings more efficiently, work out more efficiently.
6. Minimize negative consequences of NOT doing the thing.
Mold does not grow on dishes because they were cleaned, you will have something saved for retirement because you did the savings earlier in your life and let compounding do its magic.
7. If you can get ONE high impact task done every day by the end of the year you will have done 365 important things!
Learning to identify this task is a skill. If you can't think of one that is high impact, do something useful.
8. Committing to one thing every day for a week/month/100 times/a year/1000 times can lead to amazing results.
Musical practice, reading, fitness, cooking, writing.
9. Take the first step toward a goal. You will learn something.
At night, commit to taking the next step tomorrow (that you discovered today).
10. Accomplishments build on each other: even the smallest ones.
11. Repetition builds proficiency
The first time I shipped inventory to Amazon it took me hours to figure it out. Now I can do it in about 15 minutes.