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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Overthink Your Decisions

29-03-2019   |   by EDITORIAL TEAM   |   Productivity

Are you among those who take a long time to take decisions? Well, you are not alone. There are many people like you who overthink their decision, causing it to become a burden on their mind. And, when you overthink a decision, you tend to delay your action, so you end up stressing yourself even further.
While it is a good thing to analyze your decision, it is the over-analyzing that causes the problem. The last thing you want is pondering too much and giving someone else the opportunity to decide for you.
If you are wondering why you should refrain from overthinking decisions, here are five reasons.

1. Overthinking Equates to Procrastination
Overthinking is another form of procrastination. It leads to delay as action does not follow immediately. Many times, you are unable to make a timely decision and the anticipated result gets delayed. The key is not to think too much so that you can get things done in a timely fashion and not cause any untoward delay.

2. Don’t Stall for More Information; You’ll Always Get It One of the main reasons for overthinking is believing that you do not have sufficient information at hand to make a decision. However, if you are going to keep believing this, you will never take a decision as your wait for more information will be endless.

3. Any Time is a Good Time to Decide
If you keep telling yourself that the present is not a good time to decide then the chances are high that you will never make a decision. There is no such thing as a good time. Once you have to make a decision, weigh the pros and cons quickly and decide. So, any time is a good time to decide and get things rolling.

4. There is No Such Thing as a Perfect Decision
Some people overthink as they want to make a perfect decision. Unfortunately, nothing in life is perfect. The same holds true for a decision. However, the fact is that you can make a good decision today to ensure you act quickly and grab the opportunity that comes your way. If you keep waiting for the perfect decision, you will be left disappointed and will miss out on many opportunities in life and at work.

5. You Can Change Your Decision Later
If you are overthinking because you are afraid to make the wrong decision, don’t be. We all make wrong decisions at some point or the other, but nothing in life is permanent. So, if you feel at a later stage that your decision was wrong, you can always change it to ensure you get the task done.

Do not be like the millions of others who spend their whole life overthinking and not achieving anything in life. You will end up having too many regrets as you stagnate professionally and personally. If you want to be productive in all spheres of life, it is essential you decide quickly based on the information you have. Yes, some decisions will be easy while others will be tough. The key here is to decide in any situation without wasting time so that you can go about being productive and efficient.

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