Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck? Looking at a swath of paths in front of you and paralyzed by the thought which one you should follow?
What’s even got you feeling like this?
There are many things in life that can make you feel overwhelmed
You might have too many things competing for priority; your plate is overflowing; you have too many homework assignments due tomorrow morning and you haven’t started any of them; your boss has asked you to do something you’re not good at nor comfortable doing, but he expects it done anyway, and done on a tight schedule.
Or, you might feel overwhelmed due to a fire hose of information pointed directly at your face.
I’m in the second camp.
My overwhelm comes from gaining access to a wealth of information that’s both broad AND deep. That’s a heady mixture since usually, things are one or the other, not both. The first problem is not knowing what to do with it.
It’s called “analysis paralysis.” This fun phrase refers to the feeling of being stuck despite being surrounded by (or up to your eyeballs in) information and knowledge that you want so desperately to absorb, but you don’t know where to start.