Mind building is an expression I use to express what we do when we form a judgement about something or someone. (If someone has the psychological term, please tell me)
All the experiences with someone else, his appearance, behaviour, conversations with you, will form an image of him in your mind.
Sometimes you will remember the last experience with him as a good or bad one.
If it is a bad one, you might not want to remember this person, despite all the good memories with him before.
You can mind build about an experience.
i.e. You enjoyed the first time you dived in a swimming pool, so you are going to repeat it because of the previous experiences.
Or you can mind build based on what others say, what you’ve read.
i.e. you heard diving in a swimming pool was fun, or you heard that sometimes people hurt themselves by landing not correctly.
Or you can mind build based on false assumptions.
i.e. you think that all “swimming pools divers” are professional, therefore you don’t think you can do it.
Sometimes mind building can lead to the “analysis paralysis” which I called over-thinking before discovering the expression.
According to Wikipedia:
“Analysis paralysis or paralysis by analysis is an anti-pattern, the state of over-analysing (or over-thinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome.”
i.e. Let’s imagine you never dived from a swimming pool. Now you are in the swimming pool, you see the diving board. You imagine yourself on it, you imagine yourself diving and all the scenarios possible. The more you think about it, the less likely you are going to do it.
That’s analysis paralysis.
Choose correctly what do you want to think of something.
Be ready, to change your opinion about it, and don’t let it prevent you from doing something you want.