4 Types Of Negative Overthinking That Destroy

Selby Webb

Published by Selby Webb
Co-founder, Editor and Head of Marketing of SuccessField


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Sometimes, the only thing preventing you from success is you. That’s right, you! As intelligent beings, our human nature questions many things and always tries to improve or understand them. However, not everything has to make sense. Or perhaps, our knowledge and level of understanding just isn’t good enough to think so far ahead as we expect it to be. There are many overthinking stereotypes. Which one are you?

The “What-If” type

What if my business opportunity fails? What if I go broke? What if it doesn’t work out? What if I disgrace myself? What do these questions all have in common? They are all based on failure. Every question is viewed from the negative aspect. There’s no positivity at all. One can also overthink, but in a positive way. Will I become a multi-millionaire if my business opportunity works out?

The “I Know Someone Who” Type

The “I Know Someone Who” Type

“Your business idea is great, but I know someone who tried the same thing and failed. In the beginning, everything was great, but it became too hard time after time.” If you’re telling yourself something like this, ask yourself a few simple questions. Were you around that person that failed 24/7 and saw what he or she was doing? Do you know how hard that person was working? Do you know how smart that person was working? Last but not least, is that person you? So many people out there fail, so many people out there aren’t you!

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The “Do You Know How Hard It Is” Type

The "Do You Know How Hard It Is" Type

“Great idea bro, but do you know how hard it is to…?” If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. Or do you have another explanation why not even 3,000 people, among an estimated global population of 7.4 billion, are billionaires? People like this overestimate most challenges they face in life.

The “By The Time That It Might Work Out, I’ll Be Too Old” Type

The “By The Time That It Might Work Out, I’ll Be Too Old” Type

Patience is a must in this industry. So many people out there make excuses and use time to justify their mindset. But what is time? Time, the system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another, can be an illusion. It’s an illusion because we’ve all met people that made us like them more than others we grew up with within a very short period. It’s an illusion because we’ve all heard of +50 years old graduates.

It’s never too late and never too early! What are 10 years of hard work compared to a successful life? Many people tend to overthink only because they put themselves under pressure. “I would like to attain a doctor’s degree, but by the time that I’ll be finished, I’m going to be too old.” Too old to do what? If it wasn’t worth it, why are others doing it? Even if you don’t do it the time will pas anyway. So, why don’t you just spend that time doing something that matters, instead of missing the opportunity because you would be “too old”?

“Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Mohammed Ali.

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4 Types Of Negative Overthinking That Destroy

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Sometimes, the only thing preventing you from success is you. That’s right, you! As intelligent beings, our human nature questions many things and always tries to improve or understand them. However, not everything has to make sense. Or perhaps, our knowledge and level of understanding just isn’t good enough to think so far ahead as we expect it to be. There are many overthinking stereotypes. Which one are you?

The “What-If” type

What if my business opportunity fails? What if I go broke? What if it doesn’t work out? What if I disgrace myself? What do these questions all have in common? They are all based on failure. Every question is viewed from the negative aspect. There’s no positivity at all. One can also overthink, but in a positive way. Will I become a multi-millionaire if my business opportunity works out?

The “I Know Someone Who” Type

The “I Know Someone Who” Type

“Your business idea is great, but I know someone who tried the same thing and failed. In the beginning, everything was great, but it became too hard time after time.” If you’re telling yourself something like this, ask yourself a few simple questions. Were you around that person that failed 24/7 and saw what he or she was doing? Do you know how hard that person was working? Do you know how smart that person was working? Last but not least, is that person you? So many people out there fail, so many people out there aren’t you!

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The “Do You Know How Hard It Is” Type

The "Do You Know How Hard It Is" Type

“Great idea bro, but do you know how hard it is to…?” If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. Or do you have another explanation why not even 3,000 people, among an estimated global population of 7.4 billion, are billionaires? People like this overestimate most challenges they face in life.

The “By The Time That It Might Work Out, I’ll Be Too Old” Type

The “By The Time That It Might Work Out, I’ll Be Too Old” Type

Patience is a must in this industry. So many people out there make excuses and use time to justify their mindset. But what is time? Time, the system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another, can be an illusion. It’s an illusion because we’ve all met people that made us like them more than others we grew up with within a very short period. It’s an illusion because we’ve all heard of +50 years old graduates.

It’s never too late and never too early! What are 10 years of hard work compared to a successful life? Many people tend to overthink only because they put themselves under pressure. “I would like to attain a doctor’s degree, but by the time that I’ll be finished, I’m going to be too old.” Too old to do what? If it wasn’t worth it, why are others doing it? Even if you don’t do it the time will pas anyway. So, why don’t you just spend that time doing something that matters, instead of missing the opportunity because you would be “too old”?

“Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Mohammed Ali.

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