You probably are familiar with the statement that many people spend so much time planning that they never implement the plan. Too much analysis is a killer! It is called analysis paralysis. It happens when you overthink a situation such that you never are decisive.
Let take an example of a person who want to go back to school or who want to commit to learn a new skill. Such person will never commence learning or studying because they will keep researching the best answer to the question, which skill is more marketable. Hint – Every skill is important in the right person’s hand.
As a result of such kind of indecisiveness, weeks and months pass by and all you have is more and more unresolved questions and zero results.
“The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” (Exodus 14:14)Exodus 14:14
While it pays to think deeply about every project you want to pursue and how you want to approach it, if you spend more time over analyzing and over complicating things, instead just give yourself one day to figure out the answer to a key question. Aim for what is good enough to start.
If you want to learn a new skill for example, research the most common skills you require. Limit your choices to the few best options and choose the one that feels like the best fit. Do not stress about getting it perfect. You will not get results – even the mediocre results are still an improvement.
It is like driving in dark or when it is misty, you cannot see everything around you but you can still drive. It is the same with your goals, even with limited knowledge you can still work on your goals.