Overthinking Can Cause Inaction

It’s possible to ‘overthink’ when you’re looking to work from home. ‘Overthinking’ and over analyzing can prevent you from taking action.

There’s a great saying by Socrates: ‘Action equals knowledge’. We could read countless books about driving a car or playing the piano, yet, without action, we have no real knowledge of how to do these things.

Many of us have the urge to have all our ducks in a row before taking the plunge. Of course, some preparation and planning is necessary but, don’t overdo it. Another saying which comes to mind is ‘Ready, Fire, Aim’. This means taking action and correcting things as you go along.

Don’t be one of those people who never gets to work from home because of over-thinking and overanalyzing. Your ducks will never all be lined up perfectly. The time will never be just right. The key is to get started and then “keep on keeping on.”

Overthinking can also lead to the ‘what if’ syndrome. ‘What if’ I don’t get any clients? ‘What if’ I waste my time trying to set this whole thing up? ‘What if’ I make a mistake?

Fear paralyzes you. Like a rabbit caught in the headlights, it can make you freeze, not do anything. Fear causes our resolve to weaken, stifles our creativity, and ultimately stagnates our success.

Conversely, moving forward in spite of fear, is necessary to be successful and ironically helps you to overcome fear. If you feel fear, take some kind of action, no matter how small.

One Comment

  • Angelique Choo says:

    Hi Lisa
    I agree with you as I tend to over analyse everything! I am about to purchase your 5 key step toolkit and would like to embark on a journey to have my own business! I was wondering how large is the complete ebook files to be downloaded once its purchased?
    My other question is regarding tax returns/declaration, GST and tax related issues etc once the business is set up. Would you have any information/advice on this in your toolkit or anywhere else? Thanks for your help. Regards Angelique

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