21 thought-provoking quotes about overthinking


Few things can be more debilitating than the power of our own thoughts. In fact life’s hardest battle is often with the thoughts going on in our own heads.

Negativity infects the brain like weeds taking over in a garden. We overthink, we worry and we talk ourselves into believing that somehow we’re not as good as everyone else.

We think everyone else is sailing through life without a care in the world, whilst we see our own lives as less than satisfactory.

Then we talk ourselves out of trying things because we worry about what other people might think. And we allow our ambitions to be constrained by the limits of how we think we’re perceived by others. Somehow we think it’s reasonable to accept their perception as fact, rather than challenging ourselves to be all we could possibly be.

Our lives would be a lot better if we did more doing and less thinking and pursued our dreams regardless of what others might think.

Here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about overthinking to underline today’s message.

To overcome those negative thoughts you need a mantra and here is a great one you should repeat to yourself frequently.

So repeat after me:-

I’m as good as anyone and better than most!

Repeat this  to yourself daily, in fact several times a day.

And remember this; no one’s life is perfect. Everyone has problems, even wealthy people. No one sails through life without a few challenges on a regular basis.

So focus on what matters to you most and enjoy life as best you can.

As they say in Northern England, “You’ll be a long time dead.” So stop thinking and start doing.

Quotes about overthinking:

  1. What we think, we become. ~Buddha
  2. Stop thinking and end your problems. ~Lao Tzu
  3. Overthinking is the biggest cause of unhappiness. ~Author Unknown
  4. Too much thinking leads to paralysis by analysis. ~Robert Herjavec
  5. Don’t overthink yourself out of something good. ~Akosua Dardaine Edwards
  6. Overthinking is the art of creating problems that weren’t even there. ~Author Unknown
  7. There is nothing in this world that can trouble you as much as your own thoughts. ~Author Unknown
  8. The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits. ~Bruce Lee
  9. I once tried thinking for an entire day but I found it less valuable than one moment of study. ~Xun Zi
  10. The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. ~Eckhart Tolle
  11. Thinking is what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~William James
  12. Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things. ~Ray Bradbury
  13. Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it. ~Niels Bohr
  14. It’s crazy how you can get yourself in a mess sometimes and not even be able to think about it with any sense and yet not be able to think about anything else. ~Stanley Kubrick
  15. I began to realize that thinking itself is nothing but the process of asking and answering questions. ~Tony Robbins
  16. If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don’t do it, and it won’t happen. ~Desiderius Erasmus
  17. You know, it is a little known fact that thinking is entirely overrated. The world would be a much better place if we all did a lot less of it. ~Laurie Viera Rigler
  18. Stop overthinking. You can’t control everything, so just let it be. ~Author Unknown
  19. Don’t overthink things. Sometimes you can convince your head not to listen to your heart. Those are the decisions you regret for the rest of your life. ~Leah Braemel
  20. Be where you are, stop overthinking and focus on what you are doing. ~Roy T. Bennett
  21. The more you overthink the less you will understand. ~Habeeb Akande

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