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— by chris the cynic chris the cynic
Could you have just been overthinking it?  I know that one of the things that is sure to mess up something that's usually quick and easy is thinking about how I do it.  All of a sudden I have to work through every step and I don't always work through them right.

I've heard it said that applies to other people as well.  The example that comes to mind is that someone who could effortlessly use a manual transmission was asked, innocently enough, by someone who couldn't about how one does that.  He started thinking about it and suddenly lost the ability to use a manual transmission (and risked damaging his car.)

The impression I have is that it's generally true that if you've reached the point where you can do something without really thinking, thinking about what you're doing will likely cause you to mess up.