After 65 trips around the sun, I’ve learned your premise that there are times when the right thing to do is nothing is absolutely correct. “Overthinking” an issue is an issue I struggle with daily. I’m a nuclear engineer, work on personal consulting contracts to just about anyone (mostly the fed government) who wants to contract with me. I’ve said all that just to communicate an ideal of the level of rigor to which I have to function and the lack of fault tolerance in the world in which I spend most of my time.
My question is, how can I quit “overthinking” a situation when there’s no time to “sleep on it”, i.e., when a decision needs to be made now? I have my methods but I’d like to know your answer to the question.