Do You Suffer From Analysis Paralysis?

Do You Suffer From Analysis Paralysis?

How many times have we gone through our day, and at the end of it felt like we accomplished little? Probably more than we would care to admit, right?

In this age of vast information at our fingertips, we search and search and still cannot decide. In the “good old days” we set our mind to something and went after it. We did not spend a whole lot of time looking for information simple because it was not readily accessible. We find all these things that we never even knew about and it confuses us.


These days, many of us suffer from what I like to call “Analysis Paralysis.” This is when we spend an immeasurable amount of time analyzing something, but never taking action. How can this be? Are we ever aware of it?

We spend our time browsing the web looking for information without ever really knowing the reliability of the source in a lot of cases. The days of the Encyclopedia Britannica are all but extinct for most people. This is unfortunate. There is no doubting the credibility of the Britannica’s viability.

Some folks even fall into a depressive state over this. Click here for an article about depression from “Analysis Paralysis” from PsychCentral, one of the leading mental health website there is.

Personally, I am a guy who relies upon printed material over the internet and its vast array of information. For me, the credibility of a publisher putting something to print holds much more depth than some website. I keep a (printed) copy of a dictionary and a thesaurus on my desk. Maybe I am just a dinosaur, who knows. But I can tell you this, I don’t suffer from “Analysis Paralysis.”

There are some out there who feel that if they never make a decision that they do not have to be held accountable for anything. Talk about twisted logic! Each one of us was given a unique set of skills by out Creator suited to a task that only we can accomplish. I don’t know about you, but I will choose to make a decision and take the consequences.

After all, a wise man once defined success as going from one failure to the next…..with optimism.

So I ask you: Do you suffer from analysis paralysis?

Christopher Gould – President

Gould Design, Inc.