Out of ideas

FEBRUARY 28, 2022

It's rarely true.

You may be faced with the exact opposite problem—choice overload.1

Too many things to choose from blocking us without letting us continue.

Planning what you want to accomplish in the short- and long-term helps. It's like having someone telling you what you have to do, except that it's your past self instead of another person.

Capturing plenty of ideas when you are inspired to be used when nothing comes to mind also helps.

It isn't easy. But it's worth trying.

  1. Choice overload (or overchoice) is, according to Wikipedia, "a cognitive impairment in which people have a difficult time making a decision when faced with many options. The term was first introduced by Alvin Toffler in his 1970 book, Future Shock."