7 Ways to Tell You're Suffering From an Obsession with Preparation


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As the famous quote by Bobby Unser says, "Success comes when preparation and opportunity meet."


Preparation is very much an integral part of reaching your goals and truly living out the best version of yourself. "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail" (Benjamin Franklin). Therefore without preparation, you face stumbling blocks because you lacked to take needed steps in building and developing yourself to execute your purpose. In the end, you will find yourself like a ship without an anchor or a ship lost at sea moving along by the winds of life: wherever they take you.


While lack of preparation is clearly detrimental to your life, remaining in the preparation phase of life will leave you just as stagnant. How do you know if you are being paralyzed by preparation?


Here are 7 ways you can tell if you are suffering from an obsession with preparation:


1. Do you feel inadequate?