Subject Matter S2 Episode 4: Overcoming Overplanning: Rigid vs. Fluid Thinking

Feb 27, 2020

Trying to overplan or overthink a situation is like trying to complete a puzzle without all the pieces: It’s impossible.

Our great expectations create fragile thinking that shatters under the slightest change.

How can we overcome the problems of overplanning and expectation? By swapping rigid thinking for fluid thinking.

In this episode of Subject Matter, we’ll discover:

1. How too much planning can slowly but surely lead to disaster,

2. A technique to become more comfortable not being in control,

3. Why Simon Sinek believes staring at a painting is highly productive.

You can listen to this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.


Did you find this episode useful? Is there anything you’d particularly like to see us discuss in the future? I’d love to hear from you. You can reach me directly here, or on Twitter (@benbradbury_).