Got analysis paralysis?

One of the clients I started working with recently mentioned how they tend to get analysis paralysis when they are thinking of starting something new. This concept of thinking more than doing, is so common and one of the main obstacles individuals must face when embarking on something like a Power Year.

start-a-journeysThere can be a tendency to want to start out excellent or perfect at something. This desire can hijack our ability to try new things that stretch us and make us grow. I imagine Dr. Carol Dweck would say that this challenge is rooted in the fixed mindset mentality.

When I’m working with clients who slip into the groove of analysis paralysis, one thing I emphasize is that experience rewires the brain. Yay plasticity! Each of us has the ability to reframe how we approach problems and our ability to make change in our lives. It takes work, but is possible.

I am always impressed when I see a client who is willing to do heavy cognitive lifting during their Power Year. It’s so essential and beneficial, I have no doubt that the client who shared their tendency of analysis paralysis will shift that habitual thinking by the end of our time working together.

2 thoughts on “Got analysis paralysis?

  1. Hi Megan! This is a good one! I actually had a LifePlan client that was SO STUCK in analysis paralysis that I stopped the LifePlan (this was last December!!) and we just finished it last week after she did some counseling and EMDR to get unstuck!

    And coincydink… I just heard about Carol Dweck recently and I had just told Emily about a Growth Mindset journal I got for Mia to see if Elliott would be interested in it. 🙂

    I hope you are well, would love to grab tea or coffee (or a drink!) next time you’re up and hear what’s been up with your endeavors.

    *Claudine Norden, MA* Ascent Planning, LLC Certified LifePlan™ Facilitator http://www.ascentlifeplanning.com (720) 939-2401

    *”Inspiring you toward clarity to be your personal best!”*

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    On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 9:08 AM, Power Year Blog wrote:

    > Megan posted: “One of the clients I started working with recently > mentioned how they tend to get analysis paralysis when they are thinking of > starting something new. This concept of thinking more than doing, is so > common and one of the main obstacles individuals must fa” >

    1. Hi Claudine! So great to hear from you. I’d love to hear more about the growth mindset journal and catch up sometime, I’ll reach out to you the next time I’m in Frisco, and please do the same if you’re in Denver anytime soon!

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