The danger of the overthinker is that there is no end. You can think and think into oblivion. You can act out infinite scenarios. You can analyze from all the view points. You can examine from the lens of every great overthinker who came before you.
The best tool an overthinker can arm themselves with is to know when to stop. But what does that tool look like? What is the thing that alerts us to say – “Hey, no more!”?
To find that out, we’ve got to go back to what we are thinking about and why? And then to ask ourselves – “Has the objective of the thinking been achieved?” Have we found the answer? Have we confirmed our original thought? Did we find a new, contrasting thought that we have examined enough and are okay with?
Let’s not spend our days mindlessly overthinking the infinite layers of this onion.
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