Analysis paralysis

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Analysis paralysis (or paralysis by analysis) describes an individual or group process when overanalyzing or overthinking a situation can cause forward motion or decision-making to become "paralyzed", meaning that no solution or course of action is decided upon.wikipedia
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Decision-making

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Analysis paralysis (or paralysis by analysis) describes an individual or group process when overanalyzing or overthinking a situation can cause forward motion or decision-making to become "paralyzed", meaning that no solution or course of action is decided upon.
Analysis paralysis is the state of over-analyzing (or over-thinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome.

Anti-pattern

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Analysis paralysis is an example of an anti-pattern.
Examples include analysis paralysis, cargo cult programming, death march, groupthink and vendor lock-in.

Buridan's ass

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Related concepts are expressed by the Centipede's dilemma, how unconscious activity is disrupted by conscious thought of it, and by the tale of Buridan's ass, a paradox of rational decision with equal options.

Diminishing returns

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Equally, a person may hold that a superior solution is a short step away, and stall in its endless pursuit, with no concept of diminishing returns.

The Centipede's Dilemma

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Related concepts are expressed by the Centipede's dilemma, how unconscious activity is disrupted by conscious thought of it, and by the tale of Buridan's ass, a paradox of rational decision with equal options.
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Decision fatigue

Decision fatigue can affect or even prevent good decision making.

The Paradox of Choice

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Lessparadox of choice
Decreasing the number of options later simplifies the decision process (Paradox of choice, convergent thinking).

Information overload

Information fatigueinformation-overloadoverload of information

Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder

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Yips

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Analysis

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Analysis paralysis (or paralysis by analysis) describes an individual or group process when overanalyzing or overthinking a situation can cause forward motion or decision-making to become "paralyzed", meaning that no solution or course of action is decided upon.

Aesop's Fables

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In one "Aesop's fable" that is recorded even before Aesop's time, The Fox and the Cat, the fox boasts of "hundreds of ways of escaping" while the cat has "only one".

Aesop

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In one "Aesop's fable" that is recorded even before Aesop's time, The Fox and the Cat, the fox boasts of "hundreds of ways of escaping" while the cat has "only one".

The Fox and the Cat (fable)

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In one "Aesop's fable" that is recorded even before Aesop's time, The Fox and the Cat, the fox boasts of "hundreds of ways of escaping" while the cat has "only one".

William Shakespeare

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In Shakespeare's Hamlet, the main character, Prince Hamlet, is often said to have a mortal flaw of thinking too much, such that his youth and vital energy are "sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought".

Hamlet

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In Shakespeare's Hamlet, the main character, Prince Hamlet, is often said to have a mortal flaw of thinking too much, such that his youth and vital energy are "sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought".

Prince Hamlet

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In Shakespeare's Hamlet, the main character, Prince Hamlet, is often said to have a mortal flaw of thinking too much, such that his youth and vital energy are "sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought".

Voltaire

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Voltaire popularized an old Italian proverb in French in the 1770s of which an English variant is "Perfect is the enemy of good."

Perfect is the enemy of good

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Voltaire popularized an old Italian proverb in French in the 1770s of which an English variant is "Perfect is the enemy of good."

Rhyme-as-reason effect

Rhyme as reason effect
The usage of rhyming words can make aphorisms sound more truthful and be more memorable by their usage of the rhyme-as-reason effect and ode mnemonics.

Mnemonic

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The usage of rhyming words can make aphorisms sound more truthful and be more memorable by their usage of the rhyme-as-reason effect and ode mnemonics.