Human nature is known for its powerful mind. With a dynamic processing center that works almost every minute of the day, mind is famous for its analysis, ideas, thoughts and concepts. Our ability to think and comprehend differentiates us from the other members of the living world, giving us an edge to make a better living. Our response to circumstances are powered by thoughtful actions as we are able to devote enough energy towards newer ideas. By thinking about the good, bad, favorable and unfavorable aspects of any given situation, we can pull ourselves from undesirable effects. Though this superiority of mental faculty does not guarantee unlimited success or fool-proof access to happiness, it simply favors us with an ability to do good for ourselves.
But, do we use the power of analysis in the righteous manner or do we tend to over-use it? Do we engage into our thoughts more than actions or we balance it well? Do we use tool of analysis for unnecessary duration, reducing our efficacy at work or do we use it for our benefit?
For a self-confessed over thinker like me, I always end up spending more time over thoughts than over actions. While I am often reminded about the unnecessary need of analysis, I realize the downsides of over-thinking. By thinking too much about the future or wondering about its outcome, we tend to spoil every single useful moment of the present. As thoughts demand our time too, they take away the productive moments in hand. Instead of working over an idea or implementing our thoughts into action, our unnecessary drift into a dreamland cannot yield any results.
It is definitely essential to spend some time over analysis too. But, it is equally essential to strike a balance. Over-analysis can never get to the end-point if they are not followed by actions. Only after we convert our thoughts into actions, we can understand the nature of result. It may either fail or succeed, giving us the idea of what lies in store. Depending on the final point, we can attempt an alternative approach. But to bring this into reality, it is necessary to break away from our thoughts and get into actions. Only after we have worked over our ideas, we can get a clear picture of the path ahead.
Analysis should be used as a tool to understand the road map, after investing into it for a short while. Instead of spending days and months over analysis, it is essential to chalk the plan as per need. Thinking about the future cannot shape it in any way, hence it is important to act in the present. Thoughts can lead to actions only after we know when to stop the thought process and start the execution. There can never be an end to what we can think, hence it is important to control our thoughts at the right moment.
1. Over-analysis is a waste of time, as it drains away all the productive time in hand.
2. It is necessary to invest some moments into plans and strategies, but it is unfair to think way ahead into the future, without working in the present.
3. Over-thinking cannot yield any productive outcome, instead our efforts can work wonders.
4. One must know how to balance between thoughts and actions, investing more time towards execution.
5. Only execution can lead to the outcome- whether it is successful or unsuccessful, it is important to work over it.
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