Jump Straight In

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Thinking can come later

This may sound strange at first, but my experience as a yamabushi led to my decision to subscribe to Audible.

I was getting a bit bored of having the same podcasts on repeat, and I also felt myself not getting enough mental stimulation (I blame YouTube for that). Living in rural Japan there isn’t the same access to like-minded individuals as in other places. They are there of course, but they have their own lives too, and can only do so much.

So, for the longest time I was humming and hawing over whether to make the purchase. But in the end I realised my biggest reason not to was whether I’d actually be able to get value out of it.

And, of course, the only way to know for sure was the yamabushi way, to try first.

Not acting on an inkling won’t teach you anything. Acting on it will. So if you’re humming and hawing over a decision like this, jump straight in.

Thinking can come later.



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