Have you ever been frozen by over preparation? I know that sounds crazy – Josh how can I be over prepared? Whether you are a parent, business owner or one my entrepreneur friends, I bet you have probably found yourself saying I am not ready. I need to get more data, one more certification, run the numbers one more time, visit that school again – I have been there.
It is easy to get caught up in analysis-paralysis in this phase you are using the process of analyzing to not make a decision. You are scared and not prepared to make a decision! You are letting a story be written that you need to search for just one more piece of information or that just one more certification will magically make you ready for your journey. Truthfully that story is holding you back. Now, to be clear I am not saying going in half-baked without any preparation and hope it goes well, but become aware of when being over prepared is masking being scared of making a decision. If you find yourself stuck and looking for that one missing “thing” ask yourself these questions.
- Do I have the best possible information at the time to make a reasonable decision? If so why have you not made a decision?
- Does the decision align with my values?
- Does the decision move me closer to my goal or goals?
Make sure you are prepared for your decision but don’t be scared of making them. This has been your Friday Fill-up on Postcards From The Run a Joyency podcast. If you enjoy the podcast please leave us a review and rating in iTunes.