The Science of Analysis Paralysis: How Overthinking Kills Your Productivity
You can think of willpower as a muscle. The more you use it, the more it wears out, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.
When we agonize over a decision, we deplete our limited supply of willpower much more quickly, causing us to feel exhausted and overwhelmed.
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Overthinking and getting lost in endless options reduces their effectiveness and intelligence by producing inaction.
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Overthinking becomes an endless cycle of thinking through options, researching it, and through the research finding even more things to think about.
The uncertainty in this kind of thinking is what keeps us stuck in indecision.
We should always contemplate the pros and cons, take a step back from the action and get some perspective, see the big picture, consider the deeper Why of what we’re doing. But at some point, we have to say, “Enough!” And then take action.
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...
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 excuses to justify avoiding the unpleasantness.
And there really are fears, uncertainties or doubts, which make doing more research an attractive excuse.
You have to manage 2 realities:
When you are thinking and thinking about something ask yourself: Will this matter in 5 years? Or even in 5 weeks?
It allows you to stop thinking about something and to focu...