When In Doubt Improvise

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Being so scared for not knowing the answers, so nervous that you may screw things up… I know the feeling, I’ve been there too. Many times. So many times that, at some point, I simply got tired of it. And I learned to just go with the flow.

When in doubt, improvise. It will be so good and then the real answer will be surprising.

Because, as a matter of fact, there is no “right” or “wrong” answer. Trying too hard to fit into a fixed set of patterns will lead you sooner or later to a roadblock. A place where you simply don’t know which is right and which is wrong.

When you got there, well, improvise. Go with your heart. Trust your inner voice. Not only you’ll eliminate one of the deepest fears we’re all carrying inside, the fear of being wrong, but you may have some real fun in the process.

Improvisation it’s like practicing your spontaneity muscles, The more you do it, the easier you’ll find to walk in your own shoes. 

The 3 “Must Have” To Properly Improvise

1 Always Say “Yes”

Ever been to an improv show? Ever been stoked by how those actors are coming out with funny stuff each and every time and how each and every time it’s different?

Saying yes has a very profound meaning. It acknowledges and validates your reality. When the going gets tough, you don’t solve it by escaping, but by going through. And you can’t go through if you don’t accept what it is.

2 There’s No Right Or Wrong Continuation, Just Move Forward

As long as you advance. You gotta push the story forward somehow. If you say “yes” but you just circle in the same situation, you’re not improvising. Just move things forward somehow. Add something else to the plate. Do something unexpected. Even if it seems dumb. Or especially if it seems dumb. Because there are no right or wrong moves in improvisation. That’s why it’s called improvisation, you have to do what you can with what you have.

3 Work From The Gut Connection

One of the most powerful resources we have is the unconscious mind. Or the stuff that goes behind the curtains while we’re busy trying to get a grip of reality. This unconscious mind processes information, stores results and creates inferences that we’re hardly aware of. And it does this incessantly.

Any time we’re improvising, we’re in fact going with our “gut”, with our intuition. That connection, if properly used, tends to grow. Like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets. Improvisation acts like a constant stretch of this muscle, it helps tremendously with its development.

And, guess what, this gut connection is useful not only when you feel lost or confused. As you learn to properly use it and to trust it, you will learn how to make better decisions, in less time, regardless of the context.

18 Comments Add yours

  1. jr cline says:

    Cool advice.
    My lifestyle requires a lot of MacGyvering and saying “yes” definitely increases the adventure.

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    1. GS says:

      Remember, in improvisation, there is no script to begin with. If a script hasn’t even been written, there can be no such thing as a wrong line. In other words, it is impossible to fail. So, next time you find yourself in a situation that isn’t going quite the way you planned it, take a deep breath, think for a moment and improvise. Tell yourself you can, believe that you know how and trust that you will do a good job – nine times out of ten, you will.

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      1. jr cline says:

        Thank you. 👍

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      2. GS says:

        Most welcome.

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  2. virgobeauty says:

    This really really is what I needed today. Thank you.

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    1. GS says:

      Then I am glad you came across this post. “I don’t know how to explain it to you… I just Know that it’s how we should response to this situation! Trust me on this…” is a sentence that comes from a very well experienced leader… You see your brain holds all of your memories, your experience and possibly everything that you’ve learned in your personal and professional life… And when you face a specific situation… Your Sub-conscience tries to communicate with you to tell you how to act…

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      1. virgobeauty says:

        🙌🏾 yesss indeed.

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  3. I agree with you 100%. I call him Dr. Fraud! he crated this mess and has a whole lot of blood on his hands.

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    1. GS says:

      Hahah yes. So this week’s tip, is simple… Trust your Intuition… it’s the Inner YOU talking to back at you… a Big Cocktail of information, facts, emotions, books, articles, movies, songs, discussions, images, sounds… and many more all Blend together at the speed of 2,000,000 (yes 2 Million) thought per second, to help you out.

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  4. I really enjoyed this:)
    I would love to read more on your views on working from a gut connection/intuition

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    1. GS says:

      At times, you may face situations where you don’t know how to act, or react to a specific scenario, and even more awkward, you take a decision while you really don’t know why you just picked that specific one, or how to explain its reasons… All you know is that it’s simply the “right” decision and the “right” thing to do at that particular time / situation… You just have a Feeling!

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  5. Pooja says:

    Inspiring 🌻🌻

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    1. GS says:

      I would like to encourage ALL of you here today to trust your ability to improvise, and to realize that improvisation is much more than just pulling thoughts out of thin air. It is the culmination of everything that you do, and that you are, uninhibitedly presented. As we celebrate here today, let us reflect on the reasons why we should embrace the opportunities available to us, and the reasons why dropping the script and improvising might just be the best way to seize them.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Hope you have a great day!! xoxox 😘💕🎁🌹

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing.

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