How To Overcome Analysis Paralysis
This video will help you overcome analysis paralysis,so keep watching if you want to change career or start your dream business!
Here is a sad fact:
A lot of smart people will never change careers or never start their dream business because they insist on knowing the entire journey up front.
They insist on getting their head around the entire journey before they even take their first step.
That’s why they never even take the first step.
As a result they end staying stuck in analysis paralysis and that horrible limbo of overthinking.
If you can relate to this, wanting to know exactly how your entire career change journey is going to pan out, how your entire entrepreneurial journey is going to pan out before you even take the first step, then there is a big chance that right now you too are in analysis paralysis.
And that is a very dangerous place to be.
Keep watching and let’s talk about how you can get over that because…
…Here’s what I know about you and what keeps you awake at night:
What likely keeps you awake at night is actually not your first step – The step that’s right in front of you which you could take right now if you wanted to.
What’s likely keeping you awake is you worrying about that step that you might be taking three months down the line and whether that’s going to work out.
Or the step that you could be taking nine months down the line and whether you’re going to have money for it.
Or the step that you could be taking 12 months down the line and whether your parents are going to disown you or your friends are going to think you’re crazy.
Does that ring a bell?
It is rarely the step right in front of you that you are overthinking and that’s what we want to change.
Here’s what I want you to know:
In order to successfully change careers or start your dream business, you DO NOT need to know the entire journey.
All you need to know and all you need to focus on whenever you are overwhelmed is the step right in front of you.
The first step – The step that you can take right now. Then take that step!
You DON’T need to know the entire journey upfront.
And there is no way you can.
All you need to do is focus in on your next step, that step that’s right in front of you.
The Treasure Hunt Analogy
Changing careers or starting your own business is a bit like going on a treasure hunt.
In order to get to the treasure in the end, you need to focus on the clue right in front of you at each step. That will give you the clue to the next step you need to take. And so on.
You continue to focus on the next step, one step at a time, until you get to the treasure.
It’s the same way with career change and entrepreneurship – Focus on the next clue – The next step.
That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be doing big picture thinking, or you shouldn’t be doing strategy.
Of course you need to know what it is you’re aiming for.
You do wanna know what the career change you want is, or what the business you want is.
That is a given.
What I’m talking about here is the day-to-day reality.
Your focus, on a day to day basis, should be squarely on execution.
What is the action you can take today?
What is the one thing you can do today, that by taking that step, it will bring you closer to the reality of having changed careers, or started your first business.
WHAT IS YOUR NEXT STEP?
That is all you should worry about, on a day to day basis.
Who do you need to call?
Where do you need to go?
What event do you need to put on?
What email do you need to write, to make an offer?
Right now, there is one thing that is right in front of you, that you can do, to get to the next stage.
Same thing tomorrow.
Don’t get ahead of yourself.
Whenever you feel analysis paralysis, it’s because you’re getting ahead of yourself.
You’re worrying about the steps three months down the line, six months down the line or nine months down the line.
Come right back to the present.
What is the step right in front of you, right now, that you should be worrying about?
And then take that.
Get the real life feedback, and then take the next step.
It really does work like the treasure hunt, in that sense.
The antidote to analysis paralysis is always getting real life feedback.
Where I see so many smart people totally sabotage their dreams is because they stay inside of their head, and kill their dreams with their thoughts.
I can promise you that the answer to your next step is always about getting out of your head, and getting real life feedback.
That generally involves other people, it involves going somewhere, it involves connecting with someone, or coming up with an offer.
So think about connecting, think about real life feedback.
It’s rarely more research. It’s rarely staying behind your computer.
It is taking that next step that involves the real world, so get over yourself, get right back to the present, and remember, at any stage in this journey:
If you’re overwhelmed or overthinking, just focus on:
“What is my next step?”
Take that step, and then focus on the next step.
Take that step, and before you know it, you will have nailed that career change, or that dream business.
And that, my friend, is the best thing that can ever happen to you.
Want to know how to get started or back on track with your transition?
Click HERE – I’ve got a one-page over there for you that’ll get you right back on track straightaway.
Just stay focused, and take that step. Thank you.