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The Thinker VS The Do-er

There are only two types of people in the world: The thinkers, and the do-ers. My sister and I are complete opposites. She is a thinker, and I am the do-er.

The Thinkers:

Thinkers are those who fill their pintrest boards full of places they would love to go, hairstyles they would die to have and activities they wish to do. Thinkers spend their days planning trips and dreaming about all of the different things that they could do… from the comfort of their own home, 24/7.

The Do-ers:

At the beginning the thinkers and the do-ers seem quite similar. Planning trips, dreaming of destinations to go to and things to do when they get there. But the difference lies BETWEEN the dreaming and the planning where they actually go out and book these things. They can turn the fairytale plans into actual fully fledged ones.

I’m not saying there is anything wrong with being a thinker. Life is all about the imagination, and for some people things like getting on a plane and jetting off simply isn’t a possibility. People have LIFE to deal with. You read so many stories of people like ‘The Blonde Abroad‘ quitting their jobs and setting off for a life of adventure but for most that isn’t feasible. People have children, financial difficulties, boyfriends and girlfriends who actually don’t want to let them off to travel the world on their own without them.

But for those thinkers out there, start small!  I always urge my sister to just say fuck it and book the plane tickets to visit a friend out foreign. By visiting friends abroad you save money on accommodation if they can put you up, you get to see them which is always a plus and you also now have your own personal tour guide of the city. When I have plans that aren’t set in stone I will book something in that country which means I kind of have to go there otherwise its been a huge waste.

So for the thinkers out there, just start small! Take a trip to somewhere in your country that you have never been before, take a drive to the beach and explore, avail of the random flash sale on flights to visit a friend. We all started out as thinkers, it’s time for you to become a do-er!

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11 thoughts on “The Thinker VS The Do-er

  1. Once you get a taste of doing, it’s hard to forget the rush! My girlfriend and I resemble you and your sister, and she’s slowly and steadily becoming a doer as well. It’s fun to experience!

    Fun read!

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  2. This reminds me of the quote from one of the Jurassic Park films (I think 3) “some people are astronomers and some people are astronauts.” Couldn’t agree with this post more I’m trying to be more of a doer than a thinker in my own life. I think thinkers procrastinate more, I know I do, I *think about* writing a book, I *think about* learning the banjo but I need to be more of a doer!!

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      1. I did NaNoWriMo (where you write a 50,000 word story in 30 days) a few years ago and was successful with it too, that’s the most doing I’ve done in a while and that was in 2012. But before that I moved from the UK to China in three days so that was pretty do-y!

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