by Dana Cavalea April 22, 2021

Hi Team...

Today's message goes out to all the OVER-THINKERS out there!


That special group that can get deeper than a lake....

That group that is actually very intelligent- yet, they often live in high levels of frustration because they do not get to ever meet their full potential....


Well, thought frequency is greater than action frequency...

They are those who say: Wait, I had that idea years ago.....

That is what they say after they see that thing they thought of years ago make its way to retail...

Or, these over-thinkers are the type that just have a hard time starting because they want the idea to be perfect....

Or, they have a hard time starting because they do not want it to fail- because, well, they have never failed before and the risk of failing is just far too great in a startup- therefore, it is easier to talk about it, plan it, draw charts and diagrams of what IT would look like- and how IT would function...

BUT, it never comes to life because IT is just far too risky for the high achieving, over-thinker...

Do you know anyone like this?

Maybe you have some friends, co-workers, family members like this :)?

Look- it is very real and it is one of the greatest performance and achievement and growth inhibitors on the planet: Overthinking.

Overthinking is one of the most costly behaviors one can engage in because the end result always takes you to frustration and ultimately more thought...

I believe overthinking is also one of the #1 causes of stress and anxiety....

Whenever I find myself feeling jammed, stuck, or tense- it is almost always because I am in a contemplation phase, which translates to not taking immediate action.

Without action, we think.

We think more and more and more...

Until, we fatigue ourselves out and/or eventually give up on what were thinking about and our dream..

You see, we MUST stop working for perfection because it is dangerous...

Rather, we must work for progress knowing wholeheartedly that me might fail early...

But, if you are going to fail, fail quick and keep moving forward.

Nobody said you have to bathe in failure... and, it is failures that lead us to success....

Every single time.

So, if you are avoiding the thing that takes you where you want to go- you are also avoiding what it is that you say you want- VICTORY.

Today, I want you to catch yourself when you are OVER-THINKING.

And, when you do, I want you to take an immediate ACTION.

That is how you break that habit and pattern of OVER-THINKING.


It is the only way.

Also, I know so many of you want to be positive and optimistic- realize this:

Overthinking is negative.

It puts you in a state of negative and will not get you what you want.

So, you must stop it.

The only way to stop overthinking is action....

And, that action does not even need to be related to what you want...

I will give you a look into my life for a minute...

When I overthink- I often start organizing, throwing things out, and cleaning.

It immediately changes my headspace by using my hands.

You can do the same.

Overthinking is a losing habit- let's break it together!

Your Coach,



Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the World Champion Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance of the New York Yankees. Currently, he is a High Performance Speaker & Consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, and Workforces on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life integration, and most importantly improve daily performance /outcomes. Book Dana to Speak at your Company Event or Conference Today!

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