How To Avoid Analysis Paralysis


As network and internet marketers, we are bombarded on a daily basis with ‘the next big thing,’ ‘the latest and greatest…’

When we finally do find an opportunity, or company, that interests us, it often takes us awhile to get going. A lot of us have a tendency to succumb to analysis paralysis. We want to know all there is to know about something, or have everything perfect, waiting for the right moment or the right circumstances before we proceed.

It’s just not wise to try to take in so much information. The more information we try to cram into our brain, the more likely we are to forget what is already there.

We can become overwhelmed and often start to question if we can really do what we’ve set out to do. Can we really get the results others have gotten? Can I really do this?

I am no stranger to analysis paralysis. I spent close to a year studying and learning before I took action and fully committed to the company I chose as my primary income opportunity. Even though I knew that they were a reputable company with proven results, I was still apprehensive and wondered if I could really get the results others were getting. So I tried to learn as much as I could before I got started, hoping to avoid a lot of trial and error and costly mistakes. What I didn’t realize is that the trial and error is part of the learning process.

I also realized that the longer it takes to get started, the longer it takes to get results and start experiencing some success. I learned that the hard way by watching a lot of people that came into the company around the same time I did experiencing the success that I could have been having, had I chosen to take action.

Some of the best advice I ever got was; as soon as you learn something new, take action. Don’t wait until the next training call or webinar. Do it now! Apply your knowledge. You may not get the results you are looking for right away, but you are laying the foundation and, as time goes on, you will gain more knowledge and experience. You will get better at that particular task, and start seeing better results.

Success is not determined solely by the knowledge that you have, but by the action you take.