We all have dreams and fantastic ideas in our heads. Whether it's a thought that came to us in the shower or a venture that we've been mulling over every day for the past couple months, we find ourselves resistant to take the first step and materialize our desires. Why do most of our ideas get stuck in the fantasy of our minds?
Quantum physics states that matter is both a wave and a particle. Matter is an infinite wave of possibilities until it is observed, where it materializes into a particle with an exact position.
An easier way to illustrate this is with Schrodingers Cat. A cat is placed in a box, in which a poison will be released unpredictably when the radioactive source emits radiation. Since we have no idea when the radioactive element will actually emit the radiation, we don't know whether the poison was released or not at any given time. Until we physically open the box and observe, the cat is in a state of superposition, both dead and alive. Its only when we look we find the cat either dead or alive.
OK, COOL. BUT WHAT THE HECK DOES QUANTUM PHYSICS HAVE TO DO WITH US BEING LAZY? Well in the same way that the cat is both dead and alive in the box until the box is opened, your brilliant idea is both a success and a failure until you take action.
In our minds we tend to dream and focus towards the positive. Its easy to get caught up in the fantasy of focusing on the best case scenario in which you're making millions of dollars and not give failure any thoughts. Its only the thought of taking action that makes us think, "Oh shoot, this actually might not work."
Lets say two men are at a bar and see a cute woman. One urges the other to go approach and talk to her. After a while of thinking he doesn't do it and replies, "Nah, she kind of looks like a bitch anyways". The beauty of this situation is that in his mind, he's absolutely correct. She could have very well been a bitch. Had he gone up and talked to her, it would be also likely that she was friendly and receptive but we weren't able to tell because he did not take the action.
Perhaps this is also why huge menus are so overwhelming. Until you make a decision, you could be enjoying the rib-eye steak, lobster, pasta, fish tacos, and burger all at the same time. But once you commit, all the other choices go away and you're left with the hope that what you chose was the best. Thats quite the pressure.
When we have ideas in our head, it becomes tempting to play around with all the possibilities that we get lost in our own minds, never committing to moving forward.
So in order to get over this dilemma, you need to consider two things.
1.) Are you able to let go of the fact that your wonderful mental ideas of how things could turn out mean nothing until actually acted upon?
2.) Are you able to accept that, when acted upon, failure will be one of the possibilities and be okay with that?