The danger of over thinking

When it holds you back from taking action.

There's only so much you can find out before jumping in. You can learn valuable lessons from the experience of others, and it is wise to glean all this valuable information. But you don't want to freak out about the negatives and talk yourself out of it without even trying. Many times you will have to take the first step before you find out what challenges will apply to your unique situation, and then make a decision once you find out what they are for yourself.

Two basic questions:

Is this a real need? If it is a real need, the negatives are best dealt with sooner rather than later anyway.

Is this the right thing to do? If it is the right thing to do, the positives will by far outweigh any negatives.

Ignorance is bliss?

It's better to learn about difficulties along the way and deal with them as they come, because you will be in a better position to tackle them. If you had known all the challenges you would face in life you may had second thoughts.

Having progressed along the path makes you better prepared to handle difficulties. If you truly learn from your mistakes, you will avoid repeating them.

Change is a constant

By the time you are finished analyzing a problem, it will have already changed. Then you will have to re-think it, ad nauseum. If you accept that everything changes, you will be ready to adjust your actions to survive.

Think over, but don't over think

Deal-breakers don't usually go away. Therefore you encounter one at the outset, it is best to react to it immediately. Over thinking will cause you to rationalize and you may ignore the potential for trouble down the road. It's best to be honest and deal with the issue as it stands, letting the chips fall where they may.

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