today, i’d like to talk about a new concept that was introduced to me yesterday through casual conversation called “analysis paralysis.” i might’ve heard it before, but it has never been more relevant to my life than it is now. to start, i’ll share what google defines it as: “Analysis paralysis or paralysis by analysis is the state of over-analyzing (or over-thinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome.”
that is totally what i do. i’m so scared of the worst case scenario that i don’t take the chance, in essence “paralyzing the outcome.” this automatically leads me to missing any and all opportunities/desires that arise in my mind and heart. my wishes and dreams go unnoticed and unfed. i’m always gonna miss 100% of the shots i don’t take, right? so i should probably start taking shots and taking risks. but the problem is, i don’t want to “shoot” anyone.
so beware that the desire to be perfect can be immobilizing and stagnating.
well, i’m off to UCSC right now to meet with the literature department academic adviser to map out an ideal schedule for me this coming fall quarter. wish me luck and pray for me as well! i’ll let you know how it goes afterwards.
all the best,