Maxims and Mottoes

"Indecision causes suffering." A line my first coach used a lot and that explains a lot of suffering I see in myself and others. I also used this to diagnose character motivations when I was in a fiction-writing group. 

Another of his maxims: "Why are you making it so hard?" Said to myself whenever I poke my head up out of the gopher hole after several hours spent trying to figure something out. Taking a little walk, taking a break, getting some perspective -- they all give me time to pause and reflect rather than overthink.

And this is one I've heard recently: "Leave yourself alone!": stop beating yourself up , harassing yourself, etc. You're fine as you are.