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Analysis paralysis is the state of overthinking a decision to the point that a choice never gets made.
You face analysis paralysis when you…
The first step to cracking decision-making paralysis is to differentiate between big and small decisions, after which you give the decision the level of attention based on its importance.
3 questions to differentiate between big and small decisions:
Every option has its pros and cons. Without knowing your end objective, you’ll forever be debating the relative pros and cons of each choice without a meaningful conclusion.
Before you dig into the options for your decision, ask yourself: “What is my end objective? What do I want to get...
When you have too many options, it clutters the decision-making process.
List all the available options. Then, eliminate the bad ones. You should be left with 3-4 options, which makes it easier to choose. Evaluate the remaining options against your end objective (see tip #...
Parkinson’s Law says, “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” What this means is that your work will take however long you allow it to take. If you set aside 15 minutes for a task, it’ll take 15 minutes. If you set aside 30 minutes, it’ll take 30 minutes. If you don’t ...
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If you are obsessing about every little thing even though it has no big impact, perhaps you have outgrown your routine. It’s time to channel your energy into bigger goals.
If you often face analysis paralysis with little decisions, here is a question for you: What are your goals for the...
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