“To think too long jeopardizes your ability to make a correct decision. You start to doubt your own conviction and fret more.” ~ Erich Kreppenhofer said to me on Twitter, after I’d posted about having to think some things through. It helped me to remember that to get ahead I just needed to dive in, do it and not look back.
Sometimes we have to repeat this little mantra or risk over-thinking, fretting, worrying too much and having no progress to show for it in the end. I was worrying about the way forward recently, which was ironic, as this apprehension followed moments of clarity, where I was sure about what I was going to do next. The result was a day of anxiety, where I started to doubt all my decisions.
Let’s believe in who we are, our ideas and our decision making. Often, they lead the way to the path we need to take.