If you struggle with overthinking things, know that you’re not alone. We all have moments when we know what we want to do, but for some reason we can’t bring ourselves to do it. Our lack of certainty that things will work out the way that we want them to can leave us feeling stuck.
Analysis paralysis leaves us frustrated and overwhelmed when we know what life can be life if we actually take action. Instead of thinking about all the things that could go wrong and spending all of your time believing that it will happen, we have to focus on what could go right! You have to find a way to acknowledge the fear your feeling and take a leap of faith in spite of it.
Let’s be honest here, overthinking things leads to missed opportunities. You can miss out on a break that could lead you closer to your making your dreams a reality because you can’t get out of your head. There’s nothing worse than missed opportunities. Regretting not taking action after the chance has come and gone is a waste of time.
Instead of kicking yourself for missing out on something that would have helped you to realize your dreams, become more present. Rather than worrying about what could go wrong, focus on what you want to achieve and stay open to the possibilities that can get you where you want to go. An open mind and a positive attitude will make the journey to achieving your goals a lot more enjoyable. Focus on the things you want to happen and stop worrying about the chances of something going wrong.
As a recovering control freak, I can tell you with confidence that things are not going to always go the way you want them to, so stop fretting that stuff is going to hit the fan. At some point or another it will and there’s nothing that we can do about it. What we can do is control how we allow those let downs to affect us. Are we going to use them as proof that our dreams are impossible, or are we going to take it as a challenge and stay committed to the goal?
Nothing great was ever achieved overthinking the things we should do. At some point we have to take action. There are going to be no guarantees that things will work out the way we want them to, or even if they’ll work out the way they have in the past. We have to be willing to take that risk if we want to truly see what’s possible in our lives.
Once we’re clear on what we want, we have to be ready to take action. Is a plan useful? Of course it is. Creating a plan is part of taking action, but it can’t stop there. Stop worrying about the negative “what if’s” you’ve conjured up in your mind. Your time is better spent thinking about all the things that could go well. Focus on what you want and have faith that you’ll find a way to get there. Add an open mind and a positive mindset and watch the possibilities start to reveal themselves! ♥
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