the overthinkers society

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Do you ever question your decisions? Do you spend time re-evaluating your options? Ever catch yourself justifying your decisions to others even when they don't ask you to?

Recalling our inner designers and critics, human tendency allows us the ability of choice in our lives. Yet as intellectuals, it is easy to critique what we are about to do, the plans we are about to put forth and the precursor steps to making something happen.

I call this belonging to the Overthinkers Society. Originally brought to life in a Saturday Night Live skit starring Jeff Goldblum, the epitome of eccentric and well, over-anything in his approach.

Jeff plays a tv show host for History's Great Overthinkers, and begins his show by introducing today's topics, celebrity guests and format for the thirty minute show. As he describes the show, he keeps interjected himself with, "but then we thought we could..." dialog. As a result, he recognizes "well, our time is up for today's show" yet he still hasn't gotten past his monologue.

Avoid overthinking. This is a black hole for emotional energy, and less productive way of maintaining your control and confidence within life. Learn to develop your instinct - your gut feeling. Your first instinct is often the best choice altogether.


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