Ever feel like you\u2019re stuck in the \u201cthinking about it\u201d stage? Whether it\u2019s motivating yourself to do something at work, lose weight, eat healthier, the key is capitalizing on the energy of the idea and taking action, says John Wesley on PickTheBrain.com. Too often a great idea can be lost because we don\u2019t act on it quickly enough. I loved his simple guide to busting out of analysis paralysis (at last peek 684 other people digg it too). Here\u2019s a few tips based on his post. 1. Ideas are only the starting point. Lots of people have great ideas, but never do anything with them. The ideas for Harry Potter, the iPod or the first computer for that matter, were merely sparks lighting the next step of those who needed to act on them. I, for one, can\u2019t imagine my life without any of the three, and I\u2019m grateful they didn\u2019t stay free-floating ideas. 2. Just do it--now. Conditions will never be perfect and the \u201cright time\u201d is all too often a myth. When you get a great idea, don\u2019t wait. Write up an action plan for that great idea you\u2019ve been meaning to give time to. Go to the gym today. Tell your boss about that project for improving service delivery.3. Action is the best cure for fear. If you\u2019ve ever sat awake at night worried about a big performance, you know that time magnifies fear. Where possible, take action. And whatever scares you will get easier the more often you do it.4. First: action. Then: motivation. Don\u2019t wait until you feel creative or motivated. Set aside time for your goals, then do them. Tell yourself you just need to brainstorm or write or run for 10 minutes, you\u2019re almost guaranteed to want more once you get going.5. Stay in the present. You can\u2019t change yesterday, and you can\u2019t predict tomorrow. Right now is the only time you can truly affect.