If You’re Thinking, ‘I Already Know This,’ You’re Behind The 8ball

Fabe Mitchell
3 min readApr 1, 2024

That’s a clear signal that you’re stuck in analysis paralysis.

If you don’t know what that means, learning instead of implementing gives the illusion that you are doing something. It makes you feel like buying that course, reading that book, or continuing to consume those marketing newsletters makes you the better business owner you want to be. In reality, though, you remain stuck.

It’s a realization that dawned on me after years of being in the same spot, trapped in analysis paralysis.

Now, as I enter my second month of consistently posting four videos a day(three a day in January), I’m uncovering insights about the algorithm that I wouldn’t have discovered if I had continued to consume the next big marketing idea.

I’ll share insights about TikTok another time.

The point is that saying to yourself, ‘I already know this,’ is a clear sign that you may not be implementing enough of what you already know.

Some random on the internet(like me) isn’t saving your business or pushing it to the level of success you desire. That’ll only come from you and what you decide to do each day to move your operation forward.

It’s a common tale among us solopreneurs: days filled with more toil than triumph, evenings where the glow of our screens outshines the spark of our dreams. We’ve all been there.

Hovering on the brink of breakthrough yet tethered by the invisible chains of routine.

It’s like running a marathon with the finish line constantly moving just out of reach. You’re not alone in feeling that despite all the hustle, you’re merely surviving when you know you should be thriving.

This isn’t just about making ends meet or ticking off tasks on an endless to-do list. It’s about reclaiming your passion, your vision, and your life.

It’s about transitioning from being a player of someone else’s game to becoming the master of your destiny. The grind, the uncertainty, the late nights wondering if there’s a light at the end of the tunnel — it’s all part of the journey, but it doesn’t have to define your destination.

You didn’t start this journey to become another tale of what could have been. You embarked on this path because you have something unique to offer, a difference to make, a dream to turn into reality. But somewhere along the way, the clarity of your vision might have become clouded by the fog of daily battles.

I know it’s tough.

The weight of carrying your business on your shoulders, the isolation, the second-guessing — it can feel like a Sisyphean task.

But what if I told you that the key to shifting from survival mode to thriving success lies within you? By embracing the power of intentional action, you can chart a course toward a future where you’re not just weathering the storm but dancing in the rain.

I’m not talking about some woo-woo mantra or mystical secret known only to the enlightened few. No, this is about grounding yourself in the practical magic of purposeful planning and execution. It’s about transforming the ‘I already know this’ into ‘I’m doing this every day.’ It’s about becoming an architect of your success rather than a bystander in your own story.

If you’re nodding along, feeling the tug of recognition at the words you’re reading, it’s time. It’s time to step into the arena, face your challenges head-on, and share them with someone who’s been in the trenches and made it out the other side.

I want to hear from you. What’s the biggest obstacle you’re facing right now? What’s keeping you from making that leap from surviving to thriving?

Respond to this post with your challenge. Let’s tackle it together. Because the first step towards change is reaching out, and you’ve got an ally in your corner, ready to fight alongside you. Together, we’ll turn those breadcrumbs of struggle into a path leading to triumph.



Fabe Mitchell

Write about marketing, business, & self improvement alongside your 9-5. www.fabemitchell.com