When we are stuck, we use distraction and misdirection to avoid facing the painful truth about our lack of productivity and effectiveness. Procrastination is one of the big tricks we use.
Well, that escalated quickly, didn’t it? Trying to be a ‘good egg’ is a never-ending game of musical chairs with your time, energy, and other resources. It is an untenable balancing act that few master.
If you feel your willpower slipping, don’t feel badly about yourself. The inability to sustain a commitment through willpower is not a moral issue—it’s a biological one. It is estimated that roughly 88% of New Year resolutions fail and there is a science, neuroscience to be exact, behind the reason.