How to Push Past Your Analysis Paralysis | Scott H Young - Deepstash
Analysis paralysis
It's a form of procrastination.

It happens when you convince yourself you can't go forward with a decision, because you haven't given it enough thought, done enough research or figured thi...

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How to Push Past Your Analysis Paralysis | Scott H Young

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It has the same root cause as all forms of procrastination. It is caused by the desire to avoid something unpleasant: you don’t want to get started, so you start searching for excuse...

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You have to manage 2 realities: 

  • Rationalization: Deal with your rationalization that you need more time to think, plan and research by preventing this excuse from working.

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Spending some time analyzing the possible options is good. But an indefinite amount of time is going to be bad.

The way to get past this is to set constraints. If you set these ...

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Setting Constraints
  • Set a decision deadline (for doing all the research and thinking) with a default (when the deadline passes, you’re stuck with the default).
  • Start blindly, change later...

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You need to remove the anxiety and fear of doing the thing you’re avoiding. Then, you need to remove or invert the pleasant feeling you get from stalling:

  • Give yourself small doses of...

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