Or how to overcome overthinking
“What’s the point of all this?”
Lately I have been thinking about this question a lot. Mostly because I feel that I am not where I want to be. Instead of doing stuff that matters, I often caught myself pondering about my life decisions. And the more I think about it, the harder for me to work on it. What’s the point?
Everyday seems like a struggle. The funny thing is, this struggle is only in my head. There’s no actual struggle that I face. As a matter of fact, my life is filled with abundance: I can pay my bills, I have great friends, I live in an amazing city, I can afford nice things, I have a job, I have my own startup, and the list goes on.
René Descartes said the famous phrase, “I think, therefore I am.”
I would say, “I overthink, therefore I suffer.”
I met with my startup advisor and I asked for his advice on this topic. He gave me an idea that I never thought of before:
To be the boss of myself.
I do not set work hours and no one overseeing my work for my own startup and personal goals. When I overthink, I delay myself from doing the work that I need to do. Therefore, I need to be an effective boss of myself.
I realise that I can’t do and achieve everything, but I can certainly pick a few things I’d like to accomplish this year and start to block a slot in my calendar to do it everyday.
When they are set and scheduled, I have no reason to overthink about what the point of everything is. I simply need to do it.
“Thinking too much leads to paralysis by analysis. It’s important to think things through, but many use thinking as a means of avoiding action.”
– Robert Herjavek
What I want to accomplish this year:
- Launch Just Juno
- Give business presentation in German
- Do more things that bring me joy