I’ve noticed a dangerous combination in my personality – maybe you’re the same.
For one, I love to learn how to do things the right way. I love reading and thinking and talking and perfecting my methods. I love looking for different perspectives and digging deep into my interests.
I also really don’t like to fail. I don’t like launching into something and sputtering out. What’s the point, I tell myself, in tackling something if I’m not going to see it through successfully?
When these two thoughts mix together, the end result is paralysis. I don’t actually start doing anything until I’ve assured myself that I know everything that I could possibly need to know.