Or how to get caught in false productivity, when really you’re just wasting time.
You could spend forever planning if you really wanted to. You could write lists, create mind maps and make a 12 month plan. You can do all of those things and make no progress on the project you are planning for.
Sometimes, we hide behind planning because we don’t feel ready to begin.
And it’s not to say that planning is bad, it’s a good thing.
However, a big reason for over planning is because you don’t want anything to go wrong. But eventually you have to get the point where you realise that you just can’t plan for everything.
As much as you can try to plan, It turns out that most of the time we’re better off starting and then tweaking and making things better as we go.