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how to stop overthinking everything

How To Stop Overthinking Everything And Just Get It Done

How to stop overthinking, Yes, sounds easy but as human beings we love to over analyse just about everything. Unfortunately overthinking, or analysis paralysis as it’s often called stops you from moving forward, here’s how to overcome it.

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Time is a wonderful thing. Use it to cure overthinking. Ask yourself this:Let’s apply this to a business opportunity (you can apply this to anything), but let’s say you’ve done your due diligence on the opportunity and you’re still no sure.

Set yourself a time limit. Make it short, less than a week

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  1. By constantly turning this over and over in your mind, nothing gets done. Look at things in perspective. Will it really matter in 5 years time?, will it really matter in 5 weeks time?, will it really matter at all?
  2. If you can’t come up with a decision in less than a week, drop it – look for the next opportunity or whatever it is your trying to solve. Some people spend weeks, months, even years on deciding what to do and sometimes never come to a decision.

Ask yourself these two questions

  1. What could happen if I take this opportunity, how would this improve my life and the people around me?
  2. What would happen if I didn’t take this opportunity, what would I miss out on?

Grab a piece of paper. On one side list all the benefits of doing “the thing” on the other side of that paper list all the disadvantages of doing it. Is there a bias?, is the picture becoming clearer?

Now ask yourself this question. What is my gut telling me?. this is right about 90% of the time. If your gut is telling you it’s a good idea, it probably is. How many times have you gone against your gut feeling and come off better?. I’m guessing, not many.

For me personally, going against my gut feeling has cost me big time.

If you can’t decide within a reasonable time, let it go. Maybe it wasn’t meant to be. Don’t keep repeating it over and over in your head. This will drive you mad. Human beings seek closure, if you don’t give yourself closure, you’ll end up being very frustrated.

Making decisions, clearing the brain clutter – set time limits, and set them as short as possible. Once you have all the facts, if you can’t decide sooner than later, let it go.. 

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Have a great day


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