Self-Command – How to Get Yourself to do Things
You know what you intend to do. You already have what you’ll need to do it. Yet, somehow, months or even years pass, and you haven’t done it. Why does that happen? More importantly, what can be done to change it? Many people today know what to do, but aren’t doing it. Before the internet, the major roadblock used to be a lack of information. We couldn’t find next steps to follow. We couldn’t find answers to questions we ran into. We couldn’t find support services, systems, or software.
The internet has made it easy to find answers about what to do, and how to do it. Access to information is rarely our bottleneck anymore. Instead, we wind up overwhelmed, having too much. The internet gave us new, massive obstacles: unlimited distractions, infinite options, and an endless outlet for spiraling on our fears.
Why don’t we do what we mean to do?
The short, simple answer: we’re trying to do too much at once. Too many things at the same time. Too large of things to handle in one sitting. Things that are too advanced for our level of experience. The net result is, counterintuitively, not merely doing less or less effectively, but sometimes not doing anything at all.