Monday Morning Motivation | Overthinking Things

Posted by Bill Esteb on Sep 27th 2020

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You and I have a way of negotiating the world, whether charm, force, empathy or persuasion skills. Others use their reasoning proficiency.

That's my go-to approach. Yet, every strategy, even thinking, has limitations.

I know of five.

Living in your head. As an observer who notices details it's tempting to shut others out. This gives the appearance of aloofness. It's not.

Over thinking things. Too much of a good thing can turn a blessing into a burden. Playing "connect the dots" with yourself may be entertaining, but a poor substitute for confidence.

Paralysis by analysis. Playing out every scenario and evaluating every possibility is the perfect procrastination strategy because it appears you're merely doing your due diligence.

Lack of intuition. Relying on just the facts shuts out the valuable input available from our gut.

Failings of logic. Showing up rational in an irrational world has misunderstanding written all over it.


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Bill Esteb has been a chiropractic patient and advocate since 1981. He is the creative director of Patient Media and the co-founder of Perfect Patients. He’s been a regular speaker at Parker Seminars and other chiropractic gatherings since 1985. He is the author of 12 books that explore the doctor/patient relationship from a patient’s point of view. His chiropractic blog, in-office consultations, patient focus groups and consulting calls have helped hundreds of chiropractors around the world. His Monday Morning Motivation is emailed to over 10,000 subscribers each week.