Some thinking about thinking

I have been thinking about thinking lately.

There is a time to think and time to do. I learned this lesson from my high School basketball coach almost 60 years ago. I wanted to be good, so I internalized every bit of instruction and would process and analyze it to the point where sometimes I was so into my head that I was not executing. One day is practice stopped me and emphatically implored me to STOP thinking. He stood me outside the baseline and said you can think here. Then he had me step onto the court and said this is where you do – no thinking just execute! Nothing more needed to be said.