Throughout the course of my life I've encountered so many problems, large and small, that I just don't where to start from when to comes to solving them. In the past I've gotten into a habit of analysis where my heads starts going 'round and 'round, trying to find the perfect place to begin, the perfect time to get on it, the perfect method, the perfect everything... This could go on and on for hours, days, sometimes even months. Believe it or not in the case of publishing my first book it went on for years.
I say that to say "analysis paralysis" isn't uncommon; it's actually very common and can be easily overcome using intangible solvents to rid your mind of the toxic habit. Analysis paralysis is what we call it when someone overthinks about a task for so long, they remain stuck and never get it done. This happens when we obsess over the details of the plan, the timing, etc. so deeply to the point that we don't execute on the plan at all, thus allowing the stress and anxiety to rob us of all sorts of wins in life.
Analysis paralysis is what we call it when someone overthinks about a task for so long, they remain stuck and never get it done.
Through the DISC I've discovered that a high C will suffer from this most often. I've also learned that a high D absolutely hates working with people who get caught up in these cycles. One thing I rehearse to myself on a daily basis (being a high C myself) is that regardless of how prepared I am, "I will go with what I have." Affirming myself in this way each day creates a rule for me to follow. I'm able to use this as my safety word, somewhat of an exit strategy when it comes to thrusting myself out of the whirlwind of overthinking. I understand that a plan is necessary, and I understand that the way I do a thing will determine its quality. In the same way, I understand that if I spend all of my time thinking about a thing it will never actually get done. This affirmation gives you a choice to make: would you rather come up with the perfect plan but miss the window of opportunity, or go with what you have trusting your experience and ability to "figure it out" in order to capture the opportunity in front of you?
I understand that if I spend all of my time thinking about a thing it will never actually get done.
My decision is simple. I'd rather not miss the opportunity. Whether it be big or small. I trust myself enough to know if something goes wrong I'll make the adjustment, and if I end up needing help along the way I can get it. I know in order to finish something, I have to start it. Period. I also know that from start to finish, I have to trust myself and have the stamina to see it through to the end. It pays to move forward, and that's about as simple as it gets. You have to start, to finish.
You got this. You have what you need. I believe in you. Now GO! #StartToFinish