I learned to take a step back and look at things more dispassionately - through somebody else's eyes - and take a more balanced view. This works fine until you begin to struggle with a new concept - or idea - and absolutely need some guidance from somewhere. Normally this would come from your inner voice. What I should do is get more facts - then test the water in tiny stages - and make small step-like decisions while ever it feels comfortable. That way nothing gets overloaded and you avoid making huge mistakes. It takes a bit longer to reach the end point - but the final decision is much more likely to be the right one.
So - here we go then - we are testing the water in tiny steps.
I'll let you know how I get on :)