It strikes me from time to time. One of the hallmarks of my humanity. I see so many options and possibilities on my journey, but I struggle to find an order. It is my nemesis, analysis paralysis.
My interpretation of analysis paralysis: being so overwhelmed by options, fear, and potential outcomes that I freeze and my decision-making resembles that of an electrical explosion. Then everything goes dark. I can’t move or think.
Sometimes I have so much I want to write about, but I can’t get anything out. Sometimes it’s so important to me that I am afraid to say it the wrong way. Sometimes I see so many beautiful future possibilities that I am afraid to make a mistake and ruin the beautiful future I see.
Over the past three weeks, I have written several posts. As I get close to completion, I become angry, discouraged, and frustrated. I feel the resistance and self-judgment. I analyze my writing and think, “this is just s&%t!”
Yep, even someone who is growing in positivity and is a pathological optimist finds resistance and frustration in my struggle. I’m not going to let it break me. I certainly won’t let it define me. But damn the discouragement. Press on.
Have you ever dealt with analysis paralysis? How do you overcome it? I would love to hear your thoughts?
Much love and gratitude, my friends (even in times of frustration),
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