“Overthinking is often a product of Underdoing” ~ Yehuda Berg
It is human nature to be wanting to succeed and to do a good job; and be recognized for our work. It is one of the intrinsic needs of human motivation (Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs)
However, often times this need to succeed creates this conflicting desire of wanting to be perfect and prevents us from taking any action. Consider that striving for perfection is a sign of insecurity and low self-esteem.
This mindset of over-thinking or as I’d like to call it analysis-paralysis immobilizes us and leads us to into a mode of waiting – for the perfect opportunity, the perfect deal, the perfect mate, the perfect sign from the universe. The problem with waiting is that we become good at it, with nothing to show for it.
Instead, I have found that the 80-20 rule is often the panacea to the above dilemma. When you think you are at an 80% readiness, act, and use the feedback to make any course corrections. The best of the best try not to spend too much time thinking about a thing, because otherwise they would never get anything done.
Take massive action – Analyze the Results and Adjust your Approach.