I’m in the Way

I once took one of those BuzzFeed quizzes that determined whether someone had a πŸ€” logical or 🎨 creative mind. When my results appeared on the computer screen, my brain was 96% rational. I barely registered on the creative end of the scale.πŸ˜‚ While it was just a silly quiz, I’m sure it was accurate. I had no problem choosing the answers because they made sense to me. I went with my analytical instincts. I didn’t really even need to put much effort into it. I just had to think. I honestly like to think.😊 So I was kind of surprised that it didn’t end up with 100% logical.

While that doesn’t sound like a bad thing, I’ve discovered that it often limits me. My logical brain puts guardrails on pretty much every aspect of my life. I overthink constantly! I can’t help myself.πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Even though I really want to be one of those go-with-the-flow people, I’m just not. I made ✌🏻 peace with that long ago. I take my carefree moments when I feel comfortable enough to grab them.

When I’m in the thick of πŸ€” overthinking something, a few thoughts seem to creep into my mind more often than others. I can’t do that. I’m too old. The timing isn’t right. I don’t even know how to start. What about the risks? It would take too much ⏰ time. I probably don’t have the right skills. It is too overwhelming. What if I fail? What if I succeed? πŸ₯³

See what I mean? 😳 That list could have been longer. Every single one of these reasons could be logically evaluated.βœ… I could argue that every one of these defenses was valid.βœ… Any one of them could be enough to hold me back with solid rationalization.βœ… Finding a perfectly logical cop-out wouldn’t be difficult, but that’s all it would be. A cop-out.

Guess what? The only thing holding me back is me. πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Just me. I get in my own way! That’s something I’m working on, though. I’m learning that every little thing doesn’t have to be thoroughly evaluated before taking action.✨ It’s okay to be a little impulsive from time to time. πŸ’₯ How about you? Do you need to get out of your own way sometimes, too?πŸ’–

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