One of the reasons we have a difficult time moving forward in life sometimes is this nagging voice of self-doubt in our head. Whispering nothing but debilitating thoughts into our subconscious, we get nervous about taking action and delay…and delay. Until it’s too late.
As I reflect at my own experience of trying to deal with uncertainty in life, I realize that no matter how hard I think, some new surprise always comes out of nowhere, causing me to rethink all over again.
What I learned over these last few years is that my overthinking did not help me to ‘figure things out’. In fact, it had the opposite effect of confusing me further when it was supposed to provide me clarity.
I believe we are all meant to be DOING not overthinking. Sure, some sort of rationale thinking should always take place but our society today has become so risk averse about everything – from what restaurant we visit to the flights we choose to the person we marry – that we get lost in our overthinking mind which leads us to nowhere in life. And time slips by faster than ever.
Here are 4 reasons why I believe action trumps overthinking: [Read more…]