What makes us unusually successful at solving problems is that we are highly creative, both practical and idealistic; we embrace the facts and realities of the world, including yourself (rather than denying or avoiding them).

We are spontaneous with ideas and actions.

Dan Trepanier

Mentor Coach, Stop Over Analyzing Yourself

Your identity contains experiences that shape memories over a lifetime.

Part of ‘shaping’ involves accepting your feelings, desires, thoughts, and behaviours — warts and all!

Over analyzing yourself will not lead to a greater understanding of your full potential.

If your self-analysis is negative, you become blind to those beautiful qualities you bring to a relationship or your work.

How you analyze yourself is just one perspective and not ‘the only’ view. What can you do to shift your thinking and open your life to new possibilities?

When you over-analyze, it’s easy to reject the full range of your good emotions and desires, which can lead to unnecessary anxiety and depression.

For instance, as I write this post, I am over-analyzing the quality of my writing skills. Assuming my blog post is not good enough or ready for publication, or how much you will like it or not. 

The result is that I waste far too much energy, assuming negative beliefs and delay sharing my message with the world.


Your self-analyzing may result in not nurturing or taking adequate care of your soul. I bet you will agree that it’s not the ideal way to live and work on your terms.


A Few Points to Consider

  1. Embrace your quirkiness by rejecting the negating or suppressing aspects of your flawed personality.
  2. Make the shift from self-analysis and criticism to pure self-acceptance and love.
  3. Your flaws and failures are part of life, so get over it!
  4. There is nothing wrong with changing what you don’t like about yourself. As long as you do not give up your self-worth as a person.
  5. The concept of worth refers to putting labels on yourself. Stop that!
  6. Testing and validating yourself based on your flaws or failure is a mistake.
  7. Stop making generalizations and jumping to conclusions about yourself. In reality, you are so much more than your failures.


These seven strategies allow you to deal with life challenges on your terms — to do what matters! 


What can you do to shift your thinking and open your life to new possibilities?