I want to help people understand the idea of "analysis paralysis" and when and how they do it. I want to help them understand that sometimes their minds and intellects are distracting and diverting them from their goals rather than helping them to achieve them.
But how do you intellectually explain to someone that their over-intellectualization is just them avoiding their anxieties and emotional problems, their real problems? How do you get them to understand that when they perceive everything through an intellectual lens? How do you show them that most of their planning and studying and strategizing has been a means to avoid their goals rather than a means to achieve their goals? How do you distinguish between that fine line of planning just enough and planning way too much? Where is that line?
I think the line between analysis and over-analysis is where more thinking makes action less likely rather than more likely.
But a certain internal awareness is required to recognize this. I'm afraid those who are disconnected the most from their emotions are going to see this idea as merely another invitation to analyze their own …