Does this sound like you? What seemed like a good idea at the time is starting to feel like a mistake. And the longer you think about it the bigger the mistake becomes. It becomes so big, you are certain it is a deal breaker.
I believe that it is possible to over-think something until it actually becomes something else. The reason I know this to be true is because it is a talent of mine.
Whether it is in an interview. Whether it is at a school meeting. Whether it concerns conversations we have had with our kids and friends, there are times that we over-obsess about the one thing we said that we regret.
I liken this to looking at ourselves in a mirror. We tend to see the blemishes; we tend to see the one hair out of place, or the one hair on our face that shouldn’t be there.
As hard as this is for me personally, I am going to make every effort to be myself, not focus on the negative and not judge others when they also say something that perhaps they shouldn’t have.