Occam’s razor is the theory that the simplest solution is usually the correct one.
“The problem is not to find the answer but to face the answer.” Thomas McKenna
I was first introduced to this concept about 4 years ago by my husband before he was my husband. He recognized quickly by working with me that I had an overthinking problem. I had never heard of Occam’s Razor before him. Usually, I am the one quoting researchers and concepts that other people aren’t familiar with yet, so he really got my attention.
I knew we were designed to be together when he texted me a link to the article before I even had a chance to Google it. After we had a spirited conversation about the concept it became part of our verbiage. If he saw me spiraling he would simply say, “Occam’s Razor.”
When I make decisions now I try to keep in mind that humans often procrastinate because we overthink. I try to work out all the possible scenarios in my mind so I am prepared no matter what happens.
As I go through my day today I keep reminding myself of Occam’s Razor so I do not over complicate ideas and make my job more difficult.