Don’t think, just do. This is a saying I’ve heard my whole life, but the older I get, the more I disagree with the statement.
This is the mindset of most “doers.” But the smartest (and most often wealthiest) individuals seem to allow for long periods of time to think, plan, & strategize.
Doing the work is often the easy part. Deciding where to spend your time is a much higher leverage activity than actually doing the work.
On top of the uninterrupted periods of thinking time, most successful people have a system for planning and reflecting on goals.
The reality is that planning your day doesn’t take much time. Neither does reflecting. Ten minutes on either side of your workday could be the difference in either doubling or increasing revenue tenfold.