Paralysis by Analysis

Although a little analyzing can be harmless, over-analyzing can cause problems. If the mind is flooded with positive thoughts, it will perform in a positive manner. By over analyzing, questions are being asked such as “Am I doing this right?” The mind is flooded with negative thoughts. Jacobs states, “Don’t get caught on what not to do, instead, concentrate on what to do.” The mind has the capability for a certain amount of information. If the mind is flooded with too many thoughts, it will overload. Concentration is lost and the note is missed—caused by over-analyzing. Jacobs simply calls this “paralysis by analysis.”

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