”Chi Wen Tzu always thought three times before taking action. Twice would have been quite enough.”
One of my biggest problems used to be that I thought too much.
I overthought any little problem until it became a bigger and scarier thing in my mind. I overthought positive things until they didn’t seem to be that positive anymore. I overanalyzed and deconstructed things until the happiness that comes from just being in a moment and enjoying it fell apart.
This locked me into analysis paralysis. Little action was taken. Opportunities were rarely used. Life stood still and felt confining. And my self-esteem plummeted.
Based on the emails I get I’m not alone in this. One of the most common questions I get is about how to not overthink things.