The deep-seated fallacy of hindrance (or in technology parlance, “blocked by”) in a lot of our narratives, interactions, and goals.
We tend to cling to embedded narratives in terms of fallacious pre- and post-analysis. We tend to self-recriminate ahead of time or ruminate on an outcome that we either didn’t anticipate or couldn’t predict.
Rather than asking ourselves “how can we ensure we learn from this”, we tend to be less directed and say “I’ll give it my best shot”.
Sometimes methodical inspection of the task, the process, or the activity yields new insights.
Sometimes having an experienced mentor or coach can help you break the mental barrier.
Sometimes it’s just making the decision to start and to accept the outcome regardless.
Sometimes the only thing stopping you is making the choice.