This applies to most smart people.
The smarter you think you are the more you are trying to predict and the more scenarios you imagine on future situations…
My mentor refers to it as computing, which is merely guessing, not calculating. Everything can result out of computing, but not the real result.
It is the same as closing your eyes while driving a car, through the town.
…At max Speed…
…With your co-driver punching into your crotch.
Once you’ve accelerated, the only thing you have left is intuition and the ability to feel the car crash once you did.
You can’t even take those roads you drove before, the risk is equal.
There is always some sort of variation you HAVE to calibrate to.
How do you stop predicting?
Or better, how would you want to drive?
With your eyes closed, focusing on anything that changed on your way and calibrating to it?
To get back to reality:
Focus on what you are doing right now.
Focus on what you have and what you can do with it.
Do not imagine scenarios that are dependant of factors that don’t exist yet.
Cheers, Wlad C.