A Second-Guesser is someone who decides to make a move, has done all her homework, but then gets cold feet. As she takes a step forward, she may take two steps backward. If you’ve done this before, you that this type of behavior can drive you crazy.
Strategies for overcoming second-guessing:
• Don’t look back. If you get cold feet, reaffirm your goal as a Best Bet and move on.
• Understand that life is full of choices. They can be as complex as moving across the country, or as simple as taking a different route to work one morning. If we spent time debating these decisions individually, we’d never move at all. Put yourself in the hands of fate, knowing that you have the ability to learn a brilliant lesson, no matter what the result.
Taken from Smart Women Take Risks: 6 Steps for Conquering Your Fears and Making the Leap to Success by Helene Lerner