April 21, 2019     Daily Post

Overthinking, The Silent Killer

Failure never stood a chance against the monster that is Overthinking.

It lulls us into a false sense of security that goes something like this:

  • This work needs to get done, because it’s important work. You wouldn’t be working on it if it wasn’t important…would you?
  • But it’s not finished, or so you think. And so you keep trucking–agonizing–over getting things done properly, at long last.
  • You’re probably the reason it’s not finished. If you’ve worked on this for any length of time, you may have gotten comfortable fighting the same fight.

Overthinking is fear: “Better the devil you know” is the silent killer of meaningful work.

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