Don't sweat your next project

10/27/2010 | Harvard Business Review online

Be careful not to overthink the next time you have a big, important project to do, Peter Bregman advises. He writes that he learned that lesson while preparing a speech for the influential TED conference. "[O]ver-thinking is rarely helpful, increases stress, takes a tremendous amount of time, and never produces a better product," he writes. Instead, try spending less time stressing about the final product and remember that a less-than-spectacular result isn't the end of the world.

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