Move Past Your "Analysis Paralysis"
I met with a young woman who was in a state of mind that I've seen in a lot of business professionals… regardless of their age, their level of business expertise or even their role in their company. I call it 'analysis paralysis' and it's a debilitating state of mind. Too many options, too many risks, too much pressure.
The result is that you sit with your questions, watching good things happen to other people and wondering why you just can't get unstuck. 'Analysis paralysis' is, I think, the opposite of 'bright, shiny object' syndrome. With 'bright, shiny object' syndrome, people jump from one good idea to another without really thinking through the implications. 'Bright, shiny object' syndrome tempts us to try the next big thing. 'Analysis paralysis' occurs when you can't STOP thinking about the implications. If I do this, then this might happen, or that might happen, or what if this other thing happened. Maybe it would be better if I did this other thing over here. Analysis paralysis results in a lack of execution. Nothing gets done. No movement forward occurs… only because you can't decide what move makes sense to make. So, how do you break free from analysis paralysis. Try these strategies:
What do you think? Are you a bright, shiny object kind of person… or an analysis-paralysis kind of person? What helps you get unstuck? Send us your ideas and we will share!
Submitted by Springfield Moms sponsor Joy Duling. Joy works as a business strategist and founder of A 25 Hour Day, LLC. Learn more about Joy here .
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