We all seem to have a tendency to put off everything that matters. It’s hard to make difficult decisions, but we can easily postpone them. We tell ourselves that we’ll do it later, that we’ll do it tomorrow, but that we’ll definitely do it.
Except that we won’t. We’ll delay it into the abyss, and it will constantly be on our mind, hanging above our heads mentally exhausting us.
Sounds familiar? It shouldn’t. If something is difficult, it just means that it’s important. So stop postponing it and get to it!
If you’re thinking about procrastinating, it’s already too late—your willpower just isn’t strong enough to force you to make moves when you really don’t want to. Luckily, there is one way to avoid the time-suck.
Art Markman on why your brain needs to learn that it does not need to shift attention away from important tasks several times an hour.
Don’t waste too much time on tough decisions; just make one and move forward.
Reserving your willpower for truly impactful decisions and activity helps safeguard your productivity potential throughout the day.
Until Next Week
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