How many times have you heard yourself say, “I’m waiting for the perfect time” or “Everything will be perfect when _____ (fill in the blank)”?
For me, it’s been way too often. From my online life, I look really busy and I am. But there are a few more projects and ideas I admit I’ve been dragging my butt on. I know better. We all do. When we fight through the stumbling block and end up on the other side, don’t we wonder “why did I wait so long?” I’ve explored this a bit with What Really Happens When You Procrastinate.
While You’re Waiting for the Perfect Time…
Every major decision I ever made, I look back and my only wish is that I’d made the decision SOONER. But I was waiting for the perfect time.
Once I’d lost a few more pounds…
Once I finally felt rested…(as if)
Once the weather got colder…or warmer.
I heard it described as PARALYSIS ANALYSIS.
Are you familiar with that term? It’s when you impede yourself and get in your own way due to overanalyzing and self-doubt.
Don’t get me wrong. You should analyze decisions and evaluate the risks, but not to the point where you make NO moves or decisions.
In the blogging and business communities I’m in, I see this all the time. My colleagues wait to launch a project like a book or e-course until their website is “perfect.” One more tweak and it’ll be perfect. One more day and I’ll be ready. Then days turn to weeks and months.
As time passes, the PARALYSIS ANALYSIS gets even deeper and more pervasive.
Will there ever be the perfect time to have another child? Will it ever be the perfect time to start dating after a divorce?
I’d love for your to follow me every “Midlife Monday”. If you’d like to catch up on the topics I’ve explored in the pass, head over to the Figuring Out 40 Category where you can read: